Eaton Bray skittle MK for eight runs!
Posted on June 5, 2007
Eaton Bray set a new league record on Saturday when they dismissed opponents Milton Keynes for only eight runs - seven of them extras!
Visitors Eaton Bray cracked 222-5 batting first in the Morrant Four Counties League Division One match before Milton Keynes' sorry demise, only one run coming from the bat as the innings saw nine batsmen dismissed for nought.
A league spokesman confirmed this week that Milton Keynes' score was not only the lowest in the history of Division One but was also the lowest in the league.
The previous lowest Divison One score was 34 and posted by Great Brickhill in their clash with Olney Town in May 2003. The lowest league total of 28 was scored by Wing in their Division Four game against Biddenham in July 2004.
For the record the one run scored by a batsman came from Shahid Malik - the rest of the total made up of three wides and four leg byes. Three batsmen were caught, four were clean bowled, two fell leg before and one was stumped.
For Eaton Bray Gary Ellerton bowled six overs - three of them maidens - taking six wickets at a cost of just two runs.
Andy Morris bowled six overs - five of them maidens - taking four wickets at a cost of just two runs.
James Flecknall top scored with 79 in Bray's total of 222-5, giving them victory by 214 runs.
Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 5 June 2007
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