On a damp day at New Bradwell Bray 1sts were asked to field first on a green top. An excellent opening....
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Cricket: Getting over the line

Posted on July 12, 2011

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CricketOn a damp day at New Bradwell Bray 1sts were asked to field first on a green top. An excellent opening burst from Norris (6-17) with aggressive back up from Ellerton saw Bradwell slump to 42-6 before a few lusty blows from Javed saw them finish on 93 all out.

At the break Bray were confident and duly tucked in to all the fantastic tea on offer, whether this approach to the run chase was correct was quickly answered as the Bray collasped to 34-6 against Mohammed (5-17). Fearing another Olney style defeat skipper Norris used the motivational tool of "free beer if we get over the line" and Jacob (who likes beer!) with a hard hit 37 and Salmon 15 duly responsed. This wasn't the end of the drama as both fell with just a few runs needed, leaving Pearson (to cap a fine all round game, 2 catches and 3-26) and Ellerton to scamper the winning runs, whilst number 11 McCarthy sat nervously.


  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - 1st XI Won Batting Second by 2 wickets
  • Date: Sat 9th Jul 2011
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Ground: Bradwell Road
  • Type: League : Four Counties Cricket League - Division 1
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: New Bradwell CC - Saturday 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat
  • Highlights: Javed 39, A.Norris 6-17, N.Pearson 3-26, J.Jacobs 37, Shazad 5-17

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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