Runs, Runs and more Runs, what happened to the days when scores of 140 guaranteed a win!
I was going to chastise Ben for dropping his second sitter in two weeks, when he pulled off a spectacular Stokesesque catch !
Batting first we lost Luke for 29 and Ben for 23 before Andrew reached his fifty off 70 ball in 74 mins. Tom came to the crease and clipped the first ball off his toes for 4 and with partnerships of 78 with Andrew and 67 with Nuruz, reached his maiden fifty off 59 balls in 72 mins. Andrew was third out for 99 and Nuruz for 31, which left Michael to get a golden.
Runs flowed steadily and wickets not so after tea and the opposition were always around the required run rate. Ben’s catch on the boundary, saved six runs and ended their chances of winning, so they shut up shop for the last two overs to secure a draw. Dan picked up 3 wickets and Tom parried two catches behind the stumps, Andrew taking the first rebound and Tom reclaiming the second.
Mount Edgcumbe 263 for 5
Andrew Ware 99 (1 catch), Luke Dennis 25, Ben Hutson 23 (1 catch), Tom Payn 51* (1 wk catch, club PB), Nuruz Zamal 31, Michael Payn 0, Dan Rogers 4*, DNB Mamun, Nur Ahmed, Josh Payn, Dave Doherty
Stoke Fleming 232 for 7
Josh 8o 2m 38r 0w, Nur 8o 0m 46r 1w, Dave 7o 0m 34r 1w, Dan 8o 0m 53r 3w, Mamun 5o 1m 26r 0w, Ben 2o 0m 14r 1w, Luke 2o 1m 6r 1w
Thanks to the Payn family for donating the teas.
Thanks, to John Fearon, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Tour next weekend, then next game away to Holbeton, Sun 4 Aug 2019, contact Andrew