A lightening fast outfield and teams depleted because of that other game of cricket somewhere in England, meant it was likely to be a good day for batsmen and not a good one for bowlers!
After loosing the toss, we were in the field and although Ahmed picked up a couple of early wickets, the runs flowed. 163 for 4, became 207 for 6 with the opposition finishing with 244 all out. Ahmed picked up three, Rob L two, with one apiece for Dave, Andrew and Ben.
A big ask? Andrew and Ben opened and after 10 overs we were scoring at 8 an over without loss, Andrew retired injured on 53, his fifty off 41 balls in 40 mins. Ben was joined by Nurez and the scoring continued, after 20 overs, 161 without loss. Ben completed his fifty in 52 balls in 67 mins, eventually out for 66. Nurez continued to dominate the bowling, reaching fifty off 24 balls in 24 mins and retired on reaching his 100 off 57 balls in 67 mins, with the score on 240. Tom and Barry saw us through to victory, without further loss. The run continues.
Cheesewring 244 all out
N Ahmed 6o 1m 50r 3w (club PB), Tom Vowler 6o 0m 32r 0w, Rob Lock 7o 1m 45r 2w, Mamun 9o 0m 58r 0w, Dave Doherty 7.2o 0m 39r 1w, Andrew Ware 4o 0m 8r 1w, Ben Hutson 1o 0m 2r 1w
Mount Edgcumbe 245 for 2
Andrew Ware 53* (1 catch), Ben Hutson 66, Nurez Zaman 101* (2 wk catches, club PB), Tom Vowler 8*, Barry James 2*, DNB N Ahmed (run out), Mamun (1 catch), Rob Lock (run out), Dave Doherty
Thanks to Ben Hutson for donating the teas.
Thanks to Dave Rosson, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Next game Sun 21 July contact Andrew with your availability, places for game filling fast.