After winning the toss and electing to bat it didn't take The Bray long to regret the decision. 39-6....
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Cricket: Sunshine in April

Posted on April 18, 2011

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CricketAfter winning the toss and electing to bat it didn't take The Bray long to regret the decision. 39-6 with star bat Flecknell out for a golden duck meant that it was down to long time servants MJ (30) and DK (35) to repair the damage with a partnership of 83, a Club record for the 7th wicket at The Rye Gardens. 
Jones (15) and Osborne (26*) then took the final total to 164 with some lusty blows and steady running between the wickets. For Tottenhoe Burch was the pick of the bowlers with 5-26.

In reply Tottenhoe were always in the hunt despite an economical spell from Pearson and it was only the introduction of Flecknell (4-19) that applied sufficient pressure to secure the win. Osborne followed up his batting exploits with an aggressive 8 over spell (1-21) and Barker bowled an exhausting (for everyone!) 5 over spell mixing some serious spray with enough good balls to suggest he will cause batsmen problems, once he finds his rhythm!   
All in all an excellent warm up for all who played!

-- Josh Peacock


  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 16 runs
  • Date: Sun 17th Apr 2011
  • Start Time: 14:00
  • Ground: The Rye Gardens
  • Type: Friendly
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bat
  • Highlights: Eaton Bray won by 16 runs in a very close game that could have gone either way right up to the last few overs. Totternhoe's star was N Burch with the ball, taking 5 for 29 off his 8 overs,and with the bat G Simpson top scored with 38.

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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