For the third time this season batting first we reached 239, although when the two centurion openers fell in the first two overs for a combined score of 4, it did not look good. A rally for the third wicket saw Usman Tariq and Nurez Zaman put on 86 runs scoring at a run a ball, Nurez was out first for 42 and Usman followed a couple of overs later for 47. A quieter spell followed with three wickets falling in the next 11 over for only 30 run. Mamun’s 14 was the best of those three batsmen. Then Luke and Dave got together and quickly found their stride putting on 80 for the eighth wicket, with Dave being bowled for 41 and Luke finishing of 31 not out. The remaining two wickets fell quickly, Allan out after a mighty swish and Rob trying to repeat his previous ball boundary.
Two quick wickets for Ben saw the opposition in a similar position as ourselves at 5 for 2, Rob picked up a couple of wickets that let them struggling at 35 for 4. The real damage was done with the introduction of Mamun in the 18 over, but boy was he expensive, but a run out, a direct hit of one stump by Andrew and wicket is his first over, another wicket in his second, another in his third and a fourth in his next over, broke the oppositions resistance. Richard pick up the last wicket with Nurez taking his second catch. All out for 130 a win by 99 runs, revenge for last years defeat when they chased down 235 runs to win by 6 wickets.
Mt Edgcumbe 239 all out
Ben Hutson 1 (batting failed again), Jon Cummings 3, Usman Tariq 47 (1 catch, club PB), Naruz Zaman 42 (2 catches, club PB), Richard Ware 5 (1 catch), Mamun 14, Andrew Ware 7 (run out),Luke Dennis 34 *, Dave Doherty 41, Allan Farley 0 (1 wc catch), Rob Lock 4
Entertainers 130 all out
Ben 5o 2m 10r 2w, Rob 8o 0m 25r 2w, Andrew 6o 2m 24r 0w, Mamun 5o 0m 35r 4w (club PB), Richard 3.3o 0m 23r 1w, Jon 1o 0m 6r 0w
Thanks to Sue and Allan for providing the teas and Entertainers for providing the match ball.
Next game home to PCOs, contact Andrew.
Good to see Chris Burton again and hear he is on the mend, hopefully playing again next year.