Cricket: Bray Back To Winning Ways
Bray returned to winning ways and inflicted Studham's 1st defeat of the season on a sunday in an exciting match.
Batting first on a humid afternoon, severely hungover opener Andy Norris hit 50 and in true 'Harris' style was then out next ball.
Ollie Wilson, his opening partner, hit a career best 37 and will be a fine cricketer if he can be available for more games.
After the cheap dismissal of Peacock, guest player Matthew Molyneux, on the eve of his 40th birthday, hit a rapid 30 although he was dropped 4 times and survived 2 missed stumpings.
Some farsical batting and running at the end from Jones, Roff and Barker took the score up to 187 for 9, Barker continuing his trend of being out off the final ball leaving Kerins as DNB (did not bother).
Mead smashed Peacock for 2 successive boundaries, and in attempting a 3rd, he creamed the ball through the gully area. Jones, because he didn't have time to think, promptly ate it....sorry caught it. Apparently, for one split second he thought he was in cricketing heaven and a pork pie was zooming towards him.
Stanton, opening the bowling at the other end and moving the ball all over the place, took 3 quick wickets to leave Studham reeling. A big 5th wicket partnership was finally broken with 50 runs needed and then Peacock got the vital wicket of Thorne for 84 to effectively seal the game for the Bray.
Old timer Molyneux picked up the final wicket to ensure a 19 run win, after the final pair had survived 3 dropped catches - Peacock, Jones and a Harvey dolly being the culprits.
- Result: Eaton Bray CC - Friendly XI Won by 19 runs
- Date: Sun 27th Jul 2008 @ 14:30
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Studham CC - Friendly XI won the toss and decided to bowl
- Highlights: 84 runs from Chris Thorne could not save Studham form their first defeat on a sunday.
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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