Old Ranwellians won by 5 wickets
Old Ranwellians lost the toss and were put into field
Martians: 75 for 7 in 9 overs
Ed Greening 3-10
Terry Ford 2-40
Old Ranwellians: 78 for 2 in 5.4 overs
Terry Ford 34
Alex Hudson 25*
Inspirational skipper Ed Greening helped lead Old Ranwellians to victory
in their final competitive match of the season with a stunning display in
the field. Martians won the toss and after some deliberation reluctantly
elected to bat, due to late arrivals.
Scoltock effected the first wicket, a run out, with a direct hit from
distance following an ill advised 2nd run from the Martians opening pair.
John and Karl built a solid partnership, John in particular taking a liking
to Ford's bowling and swatted him about with impunity. Ford was to have his
revenge however, as Hudson took an excellent catch to remove Martians'
Karl was next to go, as Greening burst into a rare sprint to take a high
looping catch over his shoulder. Bowling the next over, Greening then
proceeded to complete a hat trick, effectively ending all Martians'
resistance with the bat. Hudson and Scoltock then combined to run out the
dispirited Martians captain Graham. Eaton hit 3 boundaries in the first over
to begin the Old Ranwellians innings with gusto, before falling to a poor
Enter birthday boy Ford, who battered about the Martians' attack, scoring 34
runs entirely composed of boundaries. He fell attempting to end the match
with a 6, but was instead caught on the long on boundary. Instead it was
left to Hudson to polish off the run chase, who had supported Ford well for
a decent knock of 25*.
Thanks to Martians for a game played in the
right spirit, and wish them well for next season.
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians