Old Ranwellians v Bengal Tigers
|Monday 19 July 2010, Victoria Park
Old Ranwellians won by 5 wickets
Old Ranwellians won the toss and chose to field first
Bengal Tigers: 134 for 2 in 16 overs
Ford 1-25 1-27
Old Ranwellians: 135 for 2 in 13.1 overs
As a couple of their players were yet to arrive, it was agreed that
Bengal Tigers would bat first. Ford broke the opening partnership with a
delivery bowled perfectly to his field, after which the Old Ranwellians were
frustrated and not able to take wickets as easily as they usually do.
Nonetheless the fielding side kept runs to a minimum with an excellent
display in the field, restricting Bengal Tigers to 134 off 16. Hannon stuck
around for 35*, and Imeson was denied a deserved half century after he skied
to keeper Nash off Hudson.
Old Ranwellians opening pair Eaton and Hudson began the reply with something
of an onslaught, as they found boundaries easy to come by on the small Pitch
1. Hudson was bowled for 22, but Ford (13) came in to keep the tempo up,
before holing out to mid on.
Eaton flashed and fished his way to a first half century of the season, but
his retirement saw 2 new batsmen at the crease, with 50 still required.
Greening was in his element rotating the strike by ambling singles, with
Nash showing off some of his newly acquired South African stroke play with a
fine 28. The pair were relatively untroubled (aside from the occasional poor
call) and saw Old Ranwellians home in the 14th over.
The result keeps Old Ranwellians' title dreams alive, and provided a welcome
boost to their Net Run Rate which may yet prove to be crucial. Thanks to
Bengal Tigers for a good game played in a friendly spirit, and good luck for
the rest of the season
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians