Old Ranwellians v Homerton
|Monday 15 August 2011, Victoria Park
Old Ranwellians won by 4 wickets
Old Ranwellians lost the toss and were put into field
Homerton: 136 for 6 in 16 overs
Scoltock 2-15 Hudson 2-22 Eaton 1-19
Old Ranwellians: 137 for 3 in 15 overs
Rory 2-34 Hutch 1-31
On a murky day Homerton won the toss and elected to bat. They got off to a
good start, scoring at a decent rate.
They were aided by injury to strike bowler Ford, and it was a sad sight to
see such an able cricketer limp around the field. Star spinner Greening also
failed to shine, so it was left to James "Luke Wright" Eaton to turn around
the innings for Old Ranwellians.
He put in a superb spell of 1-19, and deserved more wickets than he got with
his Collingwood-esque trundlers. He removed the set Rory (33), although
Hutch and John remained at the end of the spell. Hudson and Scoltock then
came into the attack, and both were excellent.
Scoltock picked up a fine 2-15, and in the process removed Hutch (38), while
Hudson continued his wicket taking form with 2-22, and he had the dangerous
John caught behind for 40. Hudson also claimed a wicket maiden, enabling him
to join Greening and Ford for midget strippers on a Thursday evening.
Scoltock and Hudson's flurry of wick ets meant that Homerton finished on a
disappointing 136, having threatened to make 160 for much of the innings.
Eaton and Hudson opened the Old Ranwellians innings in a cautious manner,
seeing off the decent bowling of Vamsey and Rory, before smashing the change
bowlers to all parts of the ground.
Eaton claimed yet another fifty, to show his ever increasing maturity with
the bat. This kind of form has always been within his grasp, and an improved
mentality towards scoring big has seen the team and Eaton reap rewards this
season. Hudson showed his hunger with a fine, measured 50 too.
He too has stepped up to the plate more often this season, and it is to be
hoped that this continues next season as well. Ford hobbled to the crease
and managed to play a couple of forehands for 4 before nicking behind, which
sparked a traditional Ranwellians collapse to make the game a little more
interesting, although the opening pair had put the result beyond doubt. Rory
got 2 wickets, and Hutch the other.
Thanks to Homerton for a fun game played in the right spirits, I imagine
we'll be seenig you next season at some point as we seem to share a field
annually. And finally congratulations to all who've played a part in Old
Ranwellians most competitive season to date, I hope our collective
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians