Cricket: Big win for first game of 2012
Posted on April 17, 2012
The 2012 season started in emphatic style for the Bray with a resounding win over local rivals Edlesborough CC.
With skip Norris winning the toss and batting first Bray racked up a huge 275-5 off their 40 overs with Norris 63 ret'd, Peacock 60 ret'd, Flecknell 51 ret'd and Hearn 34 being the main contributors. Special mention to Charlie Alden, who with possibly the biggest maximum of the day left a local resident's parked car needing a trip to the bodyworks, as a huge six piled onto his car roof.
After watching the Grand National on Jimbo's phone and momentarily forgetting about fielding, the Bray started off strongly with opening bowler's Smith and Jacobs taking the wickets of D'Archembaud and Mistry. Regular wickets fell throughout and other than useful knocks from the Boro' skipper (33) and Wood (26) then the final total of 107 all out would have been much lower. Smith returned figures of 3-13, Jacobs 2-14 and leggy Holbrook 3-21 in what was a satisfying win to start the season.
A bigger test follows next week as Bray step up their preparartions for the league season when Reed CC visit the Rye Gardens ground.
- Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 168 runs
- Date: Sat 14th Apr 2012
- Start Time: 13:30
- Ground: The Edlesborough Oval
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bat
- Highlights: A Norris 63 ret'd, J Peacock 60 ret'd, J Flecknell 51 ret'd M Smith 3-13, A Holbrook 3-21
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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