Cricket: Sunday Season Starts with a loss
Posted on April 17, 2012
The Eaton Bray Sunday XI got the 2012 season off to a bad start, losing by 9 wickets to Wayfarers CC. After winning their last 3 matches of the 2011 season, the lads wanted to build again this season and play some good cricket. New player Parrott was welcomed into the side and Bray won the toss, deciding to bat first. The match had been reduced to 35 overs a side, as the Wayfarers teams seemed to come to the Bedfordshire via Cambridge, ultimately turning up rather late.
Two early wickets were lost to opening bowler Zabi, who yorked Ringsell and took the wiccket of Peacock off the inside edge. Parrott and the trumpeting McDermid steadied the ship with a good partnership of 37 until Parrott was out for 20. Bray were struggling in the middle overs and when McDermid was out for an anchoring 16, only contributions of Harvey (12) and Hemming (11) saved further blushes. Bray finished on a paltry 97 all out.
Tea was amazing (we've all missed it).
A team talk was held on the resumption of play, centering on some early wickets being taken and every team member contributing in the field, a big part of the success enjoyed last year.
Unfortunately aside from some good sledging of the oppo batsman and brilliant opening spells from Ryan Peacock and Roff, the luck was clearly with the Wayfarers side who cruised to victory within 22.3 overs; (some rather suspect scoring included) and number 3 batsman wasting all of at least 20 lives, passed to him by the cricket gods for the season, with some fluent outside edges and textbooks wafts outside off stump on the way to 26 not out.
Onto next week then, and a game against local rivals Edlesborough CC as the team look to bounce back to winning ways.
- Result: Wayfarers CC, Oxon - Friendly XI Won by 9 wickets
- Date: Sun 15th Apr 2012
- Start Time: 13:00
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bat
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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