Skipper Peacock lost the toss and was unsurprisingly asked to field on a hot day. His first decision....
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Cricket: Reporters Make The Headlines

Posted on June 1, 2009

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CricketSkipper Peacock lost the toss and was unsurprisingly asked to field on a hot day. His first decision was who to omit from the 12 players available. Jones was duly selected to stand down, to ensure that he didn't give anymore shocking lbw decisions, which Barker Snr was still moaning about.

Tidy bowling from all concerned restricted RR to an achievable 169 with Barker Snr, Martell, Kerins, Roff, the impressive Tickell and the veteran Molyneux sharing the wickets.

McDermid made a career best 19 but the early loss of Norris and Peacock meant the chase was always going to be tough. Umpire Martell continued the poor umpiring trend, when giving Peacock out lbw. When asked about the decision, Martell said he only gave it "Because I thought you were walking anyway!"

Hing and Kerins got themselves in, and out, and the chase fell apart. It was left to youngsters Tickell and Roff to ensure Bray were not bowled out, ending 121 for 8.

The players who umpire need to take some lessons from our umpire professionals, 1st team umpire Martin Quinn and 2nd team umpire John Smith. Quinn is known as the fastest finger in the UK whilst Smith called a wide and declared over! Coaching courses anyone?!

-- We Hate Umpires


  • Result: Roving Reporters CC - Friendly XI Won by 49 runs
  • Date: Sun 31st May 2009 @ 14:30
  • Ground: The Rye Gardens
  • Type: Friendly
  • Scoring: Standard

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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