Old Ranwellians won by 27 runs
Old Ranwellians won the toss and chose to bat first
Old Ranwellians: 113 for 7 in 15 overs
Hudson Culley Eaton
Best Nationals: 86 for 7 in 14.3
Old Ranwellians won the toss, and on the back of their improved form with
the bat, elected to bat. Hudson and Eaton opened and got off to a good
start, until Eaton fell for 17. Then wickets fell at a regular rate,
although Hudson batted well for 30, fixing rotating the strike with some
powerful shots. Culley scored 20, with the shot of the day going to Ford for
an utterly orgasmic cover drive.
In the end though the ORS efforts with the bat were weak, and they
were all out for 113. Tight opening bowling from Eaton and Culley restricted
the score to 50 after 8 overs, although Best Nationals had wickets hand as
they only took a wicket a piece.
Excellent off spin from Greening (3-11) kept the pressure on, and with
support from Ford, who also claimed a wicket, meant the Best Nationals ended
on 86, giving Old Ranwellians their first win of the season In the end the
only difference between the sides was tight bowling and some superb fielding
from Old Ranwellians.
With a little more experience Best Nationals should be good
competitors in the VPCCL, and played the match in a much better spirit than
we'd found in recent matches
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians