FCC v Roxbourne

By | August 9, 2015

Fulmer 146 for 9 off 40 overs
Roxbourne 147 for 1 off 27 overs
Fulmer lost by nine wickets

Julian took the brave decision to put Peter (39) and Nick (8) in to open the innings. Peter showed his intentions when smacking the first ball, a bouncer, over deep gully for 4.

There was some tight bowling with plenty of swing, reminiscent of the fourth Ashes Test, which had the lads playing and missing. Nick went all too early, dragging one onto his stumps.

Keith (29) was in sparkling form with a number of 4’s and a huge six. Going for another big six he was well caught at cow corner, having shared in a partnership of 55 with Peter.

Once Peter had gone a steady flow of wickets followed with Julian (22) in fine form and Arjan (11) making valuable contributions. Del (8), with the aid of a runner after a couple of tight singles, continued his rehabilitation with the bat. Danny (9 not out) came in at the end to move the score along and he and Phil (3 not out) saw us through to the end.

Ally supplied us with an excellent tea which we were hoping might slow the opposition in their quest to reach our under par score.

David opened the bowling and kept a tight rein on the scoring but Peter, from the other end, was a bit off his line and length and let the opposition off to a healthy rate. Julian took over but Roxbourne kept up a pretty good pace.

He bowled one of the openers for 29 and sadly that was our only wicket. Ben took a blow to the head and back valiantly trying to secure a run out but his through at the stumps missed by the smallest of margins. A glass of water and lots of advice from his team mates saw him back in action.

Colly was unlucky with a number of balls just missing the off stump. Opener Dischamps was brutal with any loose balls and went on to make 73 not out with number 3, Reid, making a sound 44 not out.

Roxbourne were a good bunch, staying on for quite a few refreshments, and we look forward to a home and away fixture in 2016.

The good news for the Australian contingent was that the Wallabies beat the All Blacks on Saturday!


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