Old Ranwellians won by 59 runs
Old Ranwellians lost the toss and were put into bat
Old Ranwellians: 160 for 4 in 16 overs
League of Ordinary Gentlemen: 101 for 7 in 15.4 overs
Old Ranwellians finally recorded their first competitive victory in their
first round Cup match against League of Ordinary Gentlemen on a pleasant
Monday evening. Old Ranwellians were buoyed by the return of two key
batsmen, and were pleased to be put into bat first.
A steady, composed innings of 49* by Gordon laid the foundations for
the innings, with attractive stroke play from Hudson (30), Culley (26) and
Eaton (26) showing that class can prevail in the slap bang wallop format of
the VPCCL. Old Ranwellians reached 160-4 in their allotted overs, with
wickets for Dorn, Jinks and Hancock.
Following his batting heroics Culley then opened the bowling, ripping the
heart out of the League of Ordinary Gentlemen's batting with 2 wickets in
his first over.
Culley also contributed an excellent run out for his side. Ford (1-14)
and Price (1-21) were also amongst the wickets, as only Scanlan provided any
resistance by reaching 40. Eaton then came on to mop up the tail with his
self patented Umar Gul-esque death bowling, claiming 2-9 off just 10 balls.
Old Ranwellians were pleased with finally recording a victory, hoping it
will result in a change of fortunes for the side as they hope to challenge
for the Division 4 title in the coming weeks, and perhaps cause a surprise
in the next round of the Cup.
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians