Cricket: Sunday XI seal huge win
Posted on May 10, 2010
The Bray Sunday team travelled away to Bourne End CC hoping to carry on their long unbeaten run of 1 game.
Skipper Peacock won the toss and decided to bowl on a typically sticky wicket and slow outfield. The opposition got off to a solid start negotiating the opening spells of 72 year old veteran Georgie Coughtrey and the flight and guile of Joe Roff. However the introduction of Jaco paid dividends with a superb caught and bowled effort to remove Pateman and then Akhtar for 70 assisted by a brilliant one handed catch from wicket keeper Bob "The arrogant one in the helmet" Warner. Jacobs, intending to be heavily involved in the game, then caught a sharp catch at short cover to give Roff the wicket of Ashburner. Barm took the important wicket of the dangerous Baber and of Sattar in a great spell of 2-7 off 5 and was aided in both wickets with good catches from McDermid who tested the wind as the ball was on its way down. There was also a wicket for Peacock and good spells from debutant leg spinner Holbrook, Curtis Anthony and Kerins. Special mention to Coughtrey who was smacked everywhere in his second spell of 3 overs by Andrew Symonds lookalike Adam Dukes who fed him some generous buffet bowling. Bourne End ended on 230 for 6 a target that the Bray thought would be within their reach with the batsman they had in their side.
Bray opened up with McDermid and Jacobs and there was an early breakthrough when the Aussie trumpeter was bowled for 0 (although he will tell you, "at least I didn't leave it!"), I'm still trying to work out if this is an achievement or not! Skipper Peacock joined Petrus Jacobs and both began to dominate the bowling bringing up the 100 total in 12th over. The pair smashed the ball everywhere and Jacobs hit his first century for the Bray, (we are awaiting his jug sometime this week) in a second wicket stand of 176 which ended when Peacock fell to Dukes for 83 a knock which included the ball once unfortunately denting Bob Wankers lovely BMW roof. While the batting innings was taking place, there was drama unfolding on the sidelines where apparently the cocky and arrogant Warner was berating the opposition team mates, their abilities and Roff joined in doing something similar in regard to the facilities, though the police still haven't confirmed this. Paul Jewell joined Jacko and hit a quickfire 6 and was soon followed into the pavilion by Jacobs who made a quite brilliant 120. Wanker and Kerins finished things off with 10 and 7 not out respectively and unfortunately for the tea lady he hit the winning runs also.
A huge win for Bray with a quite brilliant batting effort and they finished the innings chasing a big total down in just 22.4 overs.
Rumours around the villages say that Mentmore may not be looking forward to next week's game.
-- The Jug Evader
- Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 6 wickets
- Date: Sun 9th May 2010 @ 14:30
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bowl
- Highlights: Jacko Jacobs 120 Josh Peacock 83 EBCC innings second wicket partnership 176 between Jacobs and Peacock in 13 overs!
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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