Saturday, 18 June 2016

Saturday Results

After multiple deluges during the week there were no games for either the 2nds or the 3rds.  However the 1sts recorded another win to maintain their lead at the top of Division A but the 4ths slipped to a narrow defeat at Farndon.  

On a difficult pitch where driving was almost a complete no-no Ellerslie were put into bat and struggled to build up any momentum against accurate bowling.  Peter Bhabra recorded 4 for 32 including the prize wicket of the home side's dangerous overseas player as Ellerslie crept to 125 for 9 in their full 50 overs.  A scoring rate of 2.5 runs an over seemed to be about the maximum achievable as Attenborough inched towards their target.  At 76 for 4 in the 30th over the game could have gone either way but then in strode Thom Murray.  Looking as though there were no vagueries within the pitch he struck 35 in just 16 balls with 4 sixes and 2 fours to seal the win with almost 15 overs to spare - in the context of the overall game it was a remarkable innings.
Scorecard

On Division L the 4th XI lost by 4 wickets at Farndon.  Making 106 for 8, including 35 from Gordon Airey, from their 40 overs they couldn't quite prevent a home win as Farndon reached their target with 4 wickets but just 2 overs to spare to move to the top of the league.
Scorecard 

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