Cricket: Reporters Have A Field Day
Posted on June 2, 2008
After losing yet another toss, Bray were duly asked to field and some indifferent bowling from Mssrs Peacock and Shepherd gave Rovers a flying start, 50 coming off the first 10 overs.
Skipper Jones introduced himself to the proceedings along with Stanton and these two kept it tight, Stanton claiming his first wicket of the season with a smart catch by the keeper and Jones unbelievably holding a caught and bowled.
Dropped catches were to make Bray pay, 2 from Burton and a dolly from Harvey off his own bowling and it took a smart catch from Barker Jnr to show these two how it's done.
229-4 looked a good score on a slow outfield and indeed it was.
Bray set about the chase with venom, Burton & Peacock sending the ball to the boundary on regular occasions, and at 59-1 off 10 overs a contest was underway. Peacock fell to a fine catch on the boundary and Kerins was bowled by a ball that went underground before reappearing to hit his stumps, and at 59-3 off 10.2 overs the game was up.
Bray didn't hold out much hope for getting close at this stage, although to collapse to 81 all out off 23 overs is embarrassing with no other batsman reaching double figures after the top 3.
Kerins' misfortune was further compounded when his popadom finger showed signs of yet again being broken despite having the keepers gloves and Harvey proved he did have a use for the day in selling the football card.
- Result: Roving Reporters CC - Friendly XI Won by 149 runs
- Date: Sun 1st Jun 2008 @ 14:30
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Roving Reporters CC - Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bat
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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