Eaton Bray were asked to bat first in this 35 over encounter, we maintained a run rate of around 5 an....
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Cricket: Bray 2's Too Good for Potten End

Posted on April 26, 2010

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CricketEaton Bray were asked to bat first in this 35 over encounter, we maintained a run rate of around 5 an over throughout the whole innings. Opener Jacobs hit a cameo 28, but it was the 5th wicket partnership between Smith and Warner which set up a decent total of 184. Smith made 52 (30 of which before he realised he wasn't wearing a box) whilst Warner finished 49 not out, harshly missing out on a deserved first ever half century.

Hofmann commented that he never wears a box, but when you only go out there for 1 delivery the chances of getting hit are slim!

The Potten End openers made a good start putting on 50 off 9 overs and punishing some erratic bowling from Roff and Hofmann. 87 year old George Coughtrey was brought on and immediately turned the game on its head, in a devasting spell of pace, taking 4-18 off his 7 overs.

Well supported by McCarthy, who amazingly managed to get through the game without needing A&E treatment, Potten were rattled and Smith and Kerins mopped up the tail. A direct throw on the stumps from McDermid left Potten End on 158.

Dropped catches were once again in abundance, with Warner, Smith(x2), McDermid, Coughtrey and McCarthy all guilty - it's a good job our recruits from Edlesboro, Jacobs and Owen, know how to catch a ball. Long may the winning run continue!

-- Undefeated skipper


  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 26 runs
  • Date: Sun 25th Apr 2010 @ 14:00
  • Ground: Potten End CC
  • Type: Friendly
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: Potten End CC - Sunday Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bowl

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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