Cricket: Bray 2nds mauled by league leaders
Posted on August 23, 2011
It was always going to be a tough ask against leaders Thurleigh, but batting first Thurleigh put the Bray under tremendous presure from the word go and only Coughtrey (1-39) had any success as first Wood (39) then Bailey (86*) and Milne (60*) ran up 202-1, before declaring with 13 overs to spare.
On the face of it this was a very sporting declaration as it left the Bray with some 57 overs to secure the win, however it also meant that the draw was very unlikely, which satisfied the aims of both teams, since a win for the Bray would have closed the gap on relegation rivals Totternhoe. As it was Thurleigh showed why they are doing so well in this division with Franklin (5-20) proving very difficult to handle, as the Bray were bundled out for 55 with only Hawkes (12) providing any resistance.
Adrift by 47pts at the foot of the table with only two games to go, it looks like div 4 cricket will follow next season, however a trip to Willen and then local rivals Totternhoe to finish, mean that the Bray still have some cricket left to play...can they finish with a bang?
- Result: Thurleigh CC - 1st XI Won Batting First by 147 runs
- Date: Sat 20th Aug 2011
- Start Time: 13:30
- Type: League : Four Counties Cricket League - Division 3
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: 2nd XI won the toss and decided to bowl
- Highlights: Thurleigh CC: A Bailey 86 NO, A Milne 60 NO, C Franklin 10-3-20-5
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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