Cricket: While the Premiership went to the wire, this one didn't
Posted on May 22, 2012
After most players packed several jumpers for what is usually a rather cold game away to Studham; it turned out to be a glorious day atop the Studham mountains.
As is usually the case the Bray Sunday XI elected to bowl first. Openers R.Peacock and J.Jacobs got off to nervy starts with it evident a lack of cricket in recent weeks hadn't helped preparation. Tom Holloway was brought in early to relieve Jacobs of his troubles and later Harv stepped in to try and curtail a fast start by Studham. The run rate slowed considerably but the bray were still waiting for that wicket with the opening pair plus a fair few extras took Studham got to 100 runs without reply. It was the reintroduction of Jacko along with Ian Jones who took the opening pairs wickets. This breathed new life into the team and the next two wickets fell quickly again to Jacko and Mr Eaton Bray. Josh came on late taking a couple wickets at the end and the innings finished at 215-6
A fantastic tea followed. Harv stated 'this is possibly the best toffee sponge I have ever eaten' also special mention goes to Olly Wilson for making 9 cups of tea during the interval. Hawkeyes loss is most definitely our gain.
There it was City had won the title in dramatic fashion, this also meant it was time for the Bray to get out there and bat.
Jacko and Mark Parrot opened the batting in what was looking like a tough run chase. Mark Parrot went without facing a ball in a run mix up, diamond duck being the unlucky label obtained by the newcomer. Jacko went on to clobber runs in typical fashion as Josh Peacock joined him at the crease. Batsman 1 and 3 top scored with 28 and 45 respectively with other notable contributions from Olly Wilson (15) and Adam Harvey (17). The Bray just simply didn't get close. The last 5 Batsmen went for 1 run collectively.
A well beaten Bray Team will have to take this one on the chin and except we were all a little rusty better to come next week hopefully.
- Result: Studham CC - Friendly XI Won by 84 runs
- Date: Sun 13th May 2012
- Start Time: 14:00
- Ground: Studham Playing Fields
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bowl
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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