Cricket: Middle order collapse sends Sunday XI to defeat
Posted on August 16, 2011
The Sunday XI got back to playing cricket on Sunday and came up short against local opposition Mentmore CC. Batting first Mentmore totalled 214-4 with Clapham carrying his bat for 77 not out.
Adam Harvey put all of Eaton Bray's mind's at rest at the end of the innings at least, by checking on adjoining fields' farmyard animals and was able to confirm they were alive and well after feeding many buffet balls to opposition batsman Kirchener who bludgeoned 52.
Roff was ever economical in taking 1-36 from his 8 overs, and other notable contributions included 1-30 (8 ovs) from Ryan Peacock. An early loss was suffered by Bray, with McDermid out for 5 in the 4th over. Skip Peacock joined pal Wilson and they set about chasing Moron's target quickly, as boundaries were registered frequently, until a halt was put to the effort as Wilson was caught for 16. 7 boundary fours came from the bat of Peacock until he was out courtesy of a juggled catch from Kirchener for 30. Matt Ringsell also smashed 28 before falling to the spin of Sloan and then a collapse followed with 5 wickets falling for just 14 runs, despite late resistance from Ryan Peacock (27) and Roff (5 not out), the middle order collapse hampered the efforts greatly, as Bray closed all out in the 39th over for 161.
- Result: Mentmore CC - Sunday Friendly XI Won by 53 runs
- Date: Sun 14th Aug 2011
- Start Time: 14:00
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Mentmore CC - Sunday Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bat
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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