Contenders won by 3 wickets
Old Ranwellians won the toss and chose to bat first
Old Ranwellians: 100 for 6 in 16 overs
Contenders: 101 for 4 in 13 overs
Old Ranwellians won the toss and elected to bat. Greening (23) and Eaton
(22) strode out confidently, quickly getting on top of the apparently
legendary Contenders' hostility to record yet another 50 partnership.
However, yet more poor running between the wickets led to Eaton's second
run out in as many matches.
And as Old Ranwellians have found so often this season, their middle
order has the composition of butter on a hot summer's day, with only Nash
(11*) providing any stiffness as he saw out the final overs to give the
Contenders something (100) to chase.
Mairoj was the pick of the bowlers, his tight medium pace claiming 2
wickets for just 12 runs in 4 overs.
Old Ranwellians felt they had a sniff when Derek fell first ball of
the Contenders' innings.
However, solid play from the other opener Chonky (31*), along with
cameos from Layton (13), Orett (14) and a blistering Ambrose (22) saw
Contenders home without much to do.
Greening took 2-23 for Old Ranwellians, with Culley and Ford also
claiming a wicket a piece.
Old Ranwellians are going to have to add some steal to their batting
in the coming weeks to have a chance of winning their first league game, as
recent targets set of 119 and 101 are obviously not enough on the small
Victoria Park pitches
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians