Cricket: Bray hold onto shield for 4th straight year!
Posted on August 5, 2011
Eaton Bray held onto the Andy Holloway memorial trophy for the 4th year in a row last Sunday as they beat Olly's XI by 11 runs. The game is held each year, in remembrance of former player Andy Holloway, who sadly passed away nearly six years ago. The game consists of 30 overs a side and 3 overs maximum a bowler, so no hiding for anyone! Whilst battle commences out on the pitch, a barbecue is held and more importantly, the bar is kept open!
Batting first, Bray made 172, thanks to knocks from Peacock (57n.o), borrowed player Harris (40) and Ellerton (20). At the tea interva (where Barm had another cider), the lads were confident their total would be enough to take them over the line. And so it was, with regular wickets being taken, leaving Olly's XI to end on 162 and 11 runs short, despite herioics from Watt (33) and former Bray legend Wheeler (25 n.o).
As always, the game was played in a competitive, but friendly spirit and over £400 has so far been counted from the proceeds of the day, which will go to a chosen local cause.
Bring on next year, 5 years in a row coming up!
- Date: Sun 31st Jul 2011
- Start Time: 14:00
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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