Cricket: 2s show fight but lose again
Posted on September 1, 2008
Another game another loss for the 2s in the last game of their 2008 league campaign. The game followed the usual trend for the 2nds this season. Some very good cricket interspersed with some poor cricket, eventually leading to a lose! 2 wins, 3 draws (2 of which were washed out) and 13 losses not really what Kerins was looking for when he took on the reigns this year.
Two suicidal run outs accounted for both of the Bray openers (Lester and Brian) early on, this was followed by dogged knock of 39 from Hearn, a few cameo innings in partnership with him but the continued loss of wickets left the Bray 114-7 with 8 overs still remaining. This brought together the partnership of Jones and Shepherd. Given the somewhat precarious situation they set about playing themselves in for the first 5 overs followed by a bit of biffing from both in the last 3 overs (which yielded 40 runs!) brought up the 50 partnership and led to a total of 167-7.
Spirited bowling and fielding from the Bray, combined with some youthful enthusiasm from Harv and Ollie (as always!) kept the game interesting, though Crawley were always up with the run rate and they eventually won with 2 overs to spare. Tidy figures from 4 of the Bray bowlers continued the usual trend for the season, reasonable bowling but a lack of wickets hindering the cause. Jones (2-22 off 10), E Barker (1-32 off 10), Shepherd (2-34 off 10) and Roff (1-43 off 9) being the pick of the bowlers for the home side.
Well bring on 2009 I say, Div 4 shouldn't be as tough as Div 3 has been this season!!
-- Tail End Biffer
- Result: North Crawley CC - 2nd XI Won Batting Second by 4 wickets
- Date: Sat 30th Aug 2008 @ 13:00
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: League : Four Counties Cricket League - Division 3
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: North Crawley CC - 2nd XI won the toss and decided to bowl
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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