This season is a month old and the first eleven has already established a lead at the top of the Four....
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Eaton Bray Cricket Club

Posted on June 15, 2008

This article was published in June 2008. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

CricketThis season is a month old and the first eleven has already established a lead at the top of the Four Counties cricket league.

A win and 2 one-sided winning draws has set the pace. With the bat Wes Hosking, Andy Norris, Paul Harris, Josh Peacock, Lee Bearton have all recorded Saturday 50s, but James Flecknell has gone one better by scoring a century in the first league match at Aspley Guise. James has also starred with the ball taking 6 wickets in the winning draw with Olney.

Nick Pearson has re-modelled his bowling style and looks far more effective as a 'dibbly-dobbler'. And as always, Gary Ellerton has bowled quickly, sometimes even too quickly for the umpire to spot the dismissal.

The Saturday second team has had a tough time, failing to register a single win in the early season. However the seconds is not just about winning, it is also about development and nurturing of talent plus team for a few old boys to go out to graze.

The Sunday team, under the direction of Ian Jones has fared little better losing to Totternhoe for the first time in 83 years! But Barmy did mastermind a victory over Shenley Church End. Having totalled 280, the captain took the opportunity to bowl his lesser established stars. Joe Roff and Phil Spicer took their chances with both hands, taking 5 and 3 wickets respectively.

Despite a squad of over 30 playing members, there is always room for more. If you would like to join the club, or help in some way, please contact Treasurer Ian Jones. The club wishes to thank everyone involved for their support in the past. MJ

Home Fixtures for June:

  • Sunday 1 - Roving Reporters
  • Saturday 7 - New Bradwell 2
  • Saturday 14 - New Bradwell
  • Saturday 21 - Shenley Church End
  • Saturday 28 - North Crawley
  • Sunday 29 - Potten End

Source: Focus, June 2008

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