Cricket: Bray Sunday XI win again! Just!!
Posted on September 20, 2011
The Sunday XI made it 2 wins out of 2 with a close victory over St Albans. With only 10 men making up the side and the twelfth man not answering his phone, Bray were hoping that a strong team effort would see them through. They lost the toss and were put into bat, totalling 157, with the backbone of the innings, being a 2nd wicket partnership of 72 beyween Charlie Alden and skipper Peacock. Alden contributed a brilliant 77, being his best for the club.
In reply St Albans were quickly on the back foot as Ryan Peacock and vice skip Roff took wickets of both openers for 5 and 6 respectively as runs were kept to a minimum during the first 12 overs. The game then ebbed and flowed, until the introduction of Hemming and Tom 'Gun' Holloway swung the game back into Bray's favour with tight bowling and two wickets as figures of 1-17 (6) and 1-22 (6) respectively were returned. The off-spin of Harvey and leg-spin of Peacock was introduced, slowing up the run rate further, Peacock taking 2-15 from his 6 overs. At this point in the game, victory seemed certain, but the young side's inexperience then showed with misfields and over zealous throwing resulting in a tense final 4 overs as St Albans got all too close to the target of 158. Gladly, nerves settled within the last couple of overs and Bray held on as a pair of tight return spells from Ryan Peacock and Roff restricted the opponents to 149-9. Another win for our young team as the season comes to a close, but it could all have been so different.
- Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 8 runs
- Date: Sun 18th Sep 2011
- Start Time: 12:30
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: St Albans CC - 2nd XI won the toss and decided to bowl
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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