Latest update from the Mount Edgcumbe Cricket Team
Well we broke the run of 200’s being scored in the first innings, the visitors thrashed 303! At least we still managed to hang on for a draw, although it has to be said, this was a losing draw.
The bowlers took another hammering going for anything from 5 to 12 runs an over, Paul Lees with the best return with 2 for 50. Just as well the opposition batsmen retired upon reaching 50!
The first four batsmen all got themselves in but then got out without producing that big score. The best were Dave 35 and Adrian Laughton 33. We lost 3 wickets in an over with the score on 95 and there was still at least 21 overs to go. A resolute defence from Barry James, who batted for 73 minutes and faced 49 balls in his 13 * was ably supported by Sylvan Pook, Bailey, someone has nicknamed him ‘Trevor’, Angus and Paul. Allowing us to finish on 142 for 9 to secure a draw.
The final game of the season is at Home to Exeter Erratics on Sat 29 Sept a 12 noon start.
Please contact Andrew with your availability.
Thanks to Rob and Jo for providing the teas, the opposition provided the match ball.
Combe Down 303 for 8
Paul Lees 10o 3m 50r 2w, Ben 7o 0m 43r 1w, Angus 5o 0m 55r 0w, Sylvan Pook 7o 0m 58r 1w George 4o 0m 34r 1w Dave 3o 0m 36r 0w, Bailey 2o 0m 14r 0w
Mount Edgcumbe 143 for 9
Andrew 21 (1 catch, 1 stumping), Dave 35. Ben 12, Adrian Laughton 33, Rob Lock 0 (1 catch), George 0 (golden duck), Barry James 13*, Sylvan Pook 2, Angus 0, Paul Lees 6*