In the final league game of the season at Elstow, the home team won the toss and asked the Bray to bat.....
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Cricket: Alden and Ellerton see off Elstow

Posted on September 11, 2011

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CricketIn the final league game of the season at Elstow, the home team won the toss and asked the Bray to bat. Opener Charlie Alden made the most of a little good fortune in constructing 38 and in partnership with Harris (31) saw off the opening bowlers as they put on 80 for the first wicket, this allowed Norris and laterly Flecknell (37) to play their shots as a total of 203 was posted. At one stage it looked like a bigger target may have been set but at the Bray "everyone gets a bat" these days and the spin of Course (3-43) saw off the Bray lower order.

In reply Elstow got off to a poor start as they were unable to cope with the pace and full length of Ellerton, as he accounted for the top four batters. The Elstow innings recovered on the back of an excellent innings by Burraway (58) who saw of Ellerton and then began to push towards the target in partnership with Tanswell (31). At 180-8 the game was in the balance but Ellerton returned to have Burraway caught and finish with 6-28 as Elstow faded to 182 all out.

An excellent game which a well as the innings from Alden also saw the return to competitive cricket of Adam Holbrook after a lengthy recovery from a serious knee problem. The Bray finished third and can rue a poor start to the season that left them playing catch up during the second half...It seems a long time til next April when we'll go again!!


  • Result: Eaton Bray CC - 1st XI Won Batting First by 21 runs
  • Date: Sat 3rd Sep 2011
  • Start Time: 13:00
  • Ground: Elstow CC
  • Type: League : Four Counties Cricket League - Division 1
  • Scoring: Standard
  • Toss: 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat

Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club

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