In Div 1 of the Four Counties League Eaton Bray 1sts played Biddenham in a bid to close the gap on league....
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Cricket: Peacock and Smith star in win

Posted on August 15, 2011

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CricketIn Div 1 of the Four Counties League Eaton Bray 1sts played Biddenham in a bid to close the gap on league leaders North Crawley.

After some confusion at the toss the Bray eventually chose to bat and after another good start, notably some strong back foot play from Hosking (26) the departure of both openers (at 69-2) left the way for Josh Peacock (64) and skipper Norris (63) to record an excellent partnership of 114. This took the game away from Biddenham and with Flecknell (18*) adding some late power, the Bray were able to declare 2 overs early, setting a target of 216 to win.

On a sticky wicket the pace of Ellerton and Norris caused early troubles, but it was the introduction of Mike Smith (3-14) that changed the game, as the top order fell to his subtle variations. Add in a run out and some tight bowling from Barker (1-1 from 6 overs) and Biddenham were eventually all out for 90, this despite the best efforts of Wren to hold out for the draw.

Unfortunately North Crawley also took 30pts from their game, so the gap remains at 76pts and with only 3 games to go, this Saturdays game at looks set to be the Brays last chance of really applying pressure to the leaders.


  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - 1st XI Won Batting First by 125 runs
  • Date: Sat 13th Aug 2011
  • Start Time: 13:30
  • Ground: The Rye Gardens
  • Type: League : Four Counties Cricket League - Division 1
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat
  • Highlights: Eaton Bray: P.Harris 30, J.Peacock 64, A.Norris 63, Biddenham: M.Smith 3-14

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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