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Shoreditch v Tower Ravens
(Cup 1st round)

Tuesday 19 June 2007, Victoria Park

Tower Ravens won by 94 runs

Tower Ravens 197-5
Michael 41
Ajmal 40
Nick 35
Alfie 28 no
Chris 4-0-41-3

Shoreditch 103 all out
Zeth 42 no
Daniel 16
Matt H 10
Ken 4-0-?-3

"This was definitely a game of two halves as the weather played a huge part in the game. On electing to bat in bright sunshine the Ravens reached their highest score of the season. 103-2 at the halfway stage with sensible batting from Nick and Michael a total in excess of 200 looked possible. However the Ravens were pegged back by an improved bowling performance by Shoreditch led by Chris who finished with 3 wickets. Only a late flourish from Alfie (fresh from his maiden fifty two days earlier) helped the score to almost 200.

"Almost as soon as Shoreditch started their innings the heavens opened. When Dennis comprehensively bowled Matt I second ball of the innings Shoreditch were up against it. From then on the Shoreditch innings limped along as the thunder and lighting raged above. Shoreditch were finally dismissed for 103 with Zeth providing the main resistance with a stubborn 42 not out. Ken was the pick of the Ravens bowler bringing back memories of Carl Hooper, as aided by an eagle eyed wicket keeper finished with 3 wickets for not very many (the scorebook was too wet at this stage to read exactly how many).

"And so on to round 2 where Caledonian Conquerors await. However the final word must go to our oppenents Shoreditch. In absolutely awlful weather conditions they continued to bat as defeat loomed when an abandoned match would have been accepted by both teams as a fair outcome. The scorecard did not do them any justice (having by far the worse of the weather conditions) and if they join the league next season they will be a fine addition" - Michael Biggs of Tower Ravens

Report submitted by: Tower Ravens


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