10 Man Bray get the Blues
Posted on July 13, 2009
Yet again the Bray struggled to find 11 players, and then when Ollie Wilson pulled out at 12.30pm on match day we were left with 10!! This almost became 8 with the Barker pair getting lost for an hour in Hitchin. An interesting mix of youth (4 U14s and 1 U17) and experience (5 over their mid 30s) was again the order of the day for the Bray.
The Bray skipper won the toss and took the decison to bowl first, more on the basis of wanting the game to last beyond 4.30!!
The Knebworth Blues openers batted for a long time, eventually having an opening partnership of 160, with their captain being out for 108 to Kiki (clean bowled!!). The other opener was run out attempting a 4th in the 40th over for 63!!
Good bowling from DK (1-36), Kiki (2-52), Jake and Rakish (on debut) restricted what could have been a mammouth score to something rather large! Zach Churchyard also taking a good catch off his brother, Kiki, to prove the youngsters have a future with Eaton Bray.
The Bray batting had little high points, a 50 run partnership between DK and the stand-in skipper (Barm) and a last wicket stand of 32 between Jake Barker (22*) and Rakish Kara being the only highlights!! Jake's 22* being his highest score for the club (for the 3rd week in a row!). His father Manny will need to bring a thicker wallet next week for the jug! The being all out for 127 in the 32nd over.
-- Into the Wind Specialist
- Result: Knebworth Blues CC - 1st XI Won by 119 runs
- Date: Sun 12th Jul 2009 @ 14:30
- Ground: Lucas Lane
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bowl
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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