Following the withdrawal of Aston Clinton from this Sunday's fixtures late on Thursday evening, we secured....
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Cricket: Eaton Bray Sunday fall to another defeat

Posted on July 11, 2011

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CricketFollowing the withdrawal of Aston Clinton from this Sunday's fixtures late on Thursday evening, we secured an Away fixture to Bamville CC (who'd had similar issues with their fixture).

Upon discovering the ground in the middle of the 3rd fairway at Harpenden Common Golf Club, we were asked to bat first on a greenish track.

With the early loss of both openers leaving us 10-2 there was talk about a beer match. However, a steadying partnership of 40 between Ringsell and Alden followed. 

A further partnership of 55 between Ringsell and S Hemming adding some back bone and respectability to the total the bray eventually finished on 144-9.

Special mentions must go to 2 highest personal scores by Ringsell (64, and a maiden 50 for the Bray) and S Hemming (20).

Unfortunately this total of 144 proved a little light with Bamville knocking off the runs 2 down inside of 25 overs. Bamville's openers proving particularly destructive against all the bowling.
Only a wicket by debutant Mark Ward being the highlight (if a somewhat interesting LBW decision).

On a brighter note the game was enjoyed by all (with some entertaining "banter" between the Bray players) with a particularly good tea being taken at the interval. Barker and Jones were happy with it, which is always the sign of a good tea.

A lovely little ground, hopefully we'll be returning there next year.

Ian Jones - 11/07/2011


  • Result: Bamville CC - 1st XI Won by 8 wickets
  • Date: Sun 10th Jul 2011
  • Start Time: 14:00
  • Ground: Bamville Cricket Club
  • Type: Friendly
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: Bamville CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl
  • Highlights: Eaton Bray: M Ringsell 64, S Hemming 20

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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