Old Ranwellians v Bengal Tigers
|Tuesday 19 July 2011, Victoria Park
Old Ranwellians won by 58 runs
Old Ranwellians won the toss and chose to bat first
Old Ranwellians: 134 for 3 in 16 overs
Bengal Tigers: 76 for 7 in 12.2 overs
Eaton 3-23 Greening 3-24 Culley 1-19
Old Ranwellians won the toss and elected to bat. Hudson and Eaton continued
their excellent form with a large opening partnership of 95. They had been
aided by the slightly odd decision of Bengal Tigers to take off their tight,
impressive opening bowlers and 2 overs a piece, after which Eaton especially
took the attack to the sword as he bludgeoned his way to a 2nd successive
Hudson (36) was castled by the Tiger's Star bowler Charlie, who went on to
take 3 wickets. After the mammoth opening stand there was little the
Ranwellians lower order could do but throw the bat around, which was
successful in raising the score to 134.
Although not a huge total, it was felt this was defendable on the larger
pitch 3. Culley brought lightning by the wheelbarrow load with an excellent
opening spell of 1-19, conceding just one boundary. Greening had removed one
opener, before the pace of Eaton secured 3 wickets. The first, a rank hop,
saw Tigers best batsman on the day George caught at square leg.
The next 2 wickets however showed Eaton's enduring death bowling quality, as
he cleaned bowled 2 of the Tigers middle order. Greening then proceeded to
bowl 2 batsmen himself to mop up the tail, and secure a comfortable victory.
Thanks to Bengal Tigers for a good game played in a fun spirit.
Old Ranwellians had some luck with winning the toss and a rain shower that
made the field wet as the Tigers began their chase, so perhaps on another
day a closer match would've been played out. It is to be hoped that this
recent form (3 wins on the trot) continues for us, as we look to cement our
place in the top 3 of division 2.
Next up Stoke Newington, the only remaining unbeaten team in division 2,
which should be quite a fixture.
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians