Cricket: And So The Jones Era Begins
Posted on April 21, 2008
The home game against Totternhoe on sunday marked the start of the reign of Ian Jones as captain. A disappointing batting display in the main, Josh Peacock top scoring with 24 but at 80-7, and 15 overs remaining, a well below par score was looming. Phil Spicer and Joe Roff utilised vital overs before some big hitting from Ozzie Osborne and newcomer Steve Shepherd ensured a competitive total of 136 was achieved in the final over.
Osborne and Shepherd then impressed with the ball, keeping Totternhoe to 10 runs from the first 10 overs, which would have had more success were it not for the ineptitude of skipper Jones in the gully, clearly with other thoughts on his mind as the ball looped towards him (like what he was having for dinner, supper and late night supper that evening).
Suddenly wickets started to fall, and at drinks Tots were 36-6 and the game seemed won for the Bray. But Wood & Pretty (66no) had other ideas and secured a penultimate ball win for the visitors, with 2 wickets still in hand.
Skipper Jones was so upset by the result that he has called a team meeting before next weeks game. This will take place at 2.30 am in Cubes in Dunstable (that is assuming that by this time, Jones has not been thrown out for throwing drinks over a barmaid).
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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