Good to welcome Ollie back to Barrow Park and he enjoyed his return by scoring a hundred. Ben failed again with the bat, Andrew had another cameo role, Dan’s bowling was unplayable, Allan took two catches behind the stumps but then Ben popped up to take the last two wickets with consecutive balls to see us home to victory.
Batting first Ollie’s hundred came off 94 balls in 126 minutes he shared a third wicket partnership of 118 with Dave (30) and a fourth of 47 with Luke (16). Nurez Zaman played well for his run a ball 22 and Andrew hit 20* off 11 balls with the tail creating ninth and tenth wicket partnerships for the first time this season. We declared on 227 for 9.
Dan opened the bowling and with 12 runs coming off edges through a heavily packed slip cordon, he still managed to finish his spell with 4 for 13. Other wicket takers included Chris 1, Tom 2, Andrew 1 and Ben 2. Once again a stubborn 7th wicket stand lasting 13 overs threatened to deny us victory, but as Tom made the breakthrough and with Andrew picking up the 8th wicket, Ben came on and wrapped up the tail with a bizarre hit wicket to win the game, hat trick next ball?
A someone mentioned yesterday, seven games seven different wicket keepers!
Mt Edgcumbe 227 for 9 dec.
Ben Hutson 6, Ollie Whisker 100 (club PB), Nurez Zaman 22 (club PB), Dave Doherty 30, Luke Dennis 16, Mamun 4 (club PB), N Ahmed 2 (club PB)( 1 catch), Tom Vowler 1, Andrew Ware 20*, Allan Farley 4 (2 wk catches), Dan Rogers 2*
Wombats 135 all out
Dan 5o 2m 13r 4w (club PB), Mamun 2o 0m 20r 0w, Chris Baskerville 8o 3m 13r 1w, Tom 9o 3m 20r 2w, N Ahmed 5o 1m 23r 0w, Andrew 3o 0m 19r 1w, Ben 1.3o 0m 4r 2w
Thanks to Anne De Viell with help from Margaret Ware for the teas and Wombats for providing the match ball.
Also Chris and Dave for the wicket preparation.
Next game Sunday at Spitchwick
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