Cricket: Sunday XI lose cruelly by 2 runs
Posted on June 1, 2011
Bray won the toss and put RR's into bat on an overcast afternoon at The Rye Gardens, which paid dividends as Ryan Peacock took the wicket of Rock for 6, in the 6th over, courtesy of an excellent catch by keeper Ringsell.
RR's struck together a worthy partnership after that as opener Rymer knocked up 66 and Wiggins 56 until James 'Professor' Greene knocked back Rymer's middle stump. This sparked a middle order collapse as Greene, 2-15 off 4, J Peacock 2-18 off 6 and Kerins bowled well in recording 0-21 off 8 overs, helping restrict RR to 174-6.
In reply the sunshine came out, things were steadily progressing, when JMC was caught in the 8th over. Peacock and Kerins came together and scored aggressively off the bowling, when Kerins was bowled for 33, Charlie Tickell came in at 5 and set about hurting fielders fingers, the chase was well and truly on.
An excellent partnership of 78 followed until Charlie was out for a very well 35. Josh hit 55, but in a quick turn of events, was run out in a mix-up with Ryan who played his way to an aggressive 24 until being run out also, then Barm and Paul Davies were in and gone in a flash.
It was left to the ever defensive Joe Roff and Pro. Greene to try and hit 3 runs off 3 balls as the match went to nail-biting mode. In typical fashion Roff blocked the first two and was bowled on the last ball, as the team looked on, gutted at how the wheels came off.
A great effort in all 3 aspects, but it was just not to be.
-- Josh Peacock
- Result: Roving Reporters CC - Friendly XI Won by 2 runs
- Date: Sun 29th May 2011
- Start Time: 14:30
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bowl
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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