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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
John 40
Hutch 38
Rory 33
Scoltock 2-15 Hudson 2-22 Eaton 1-19

Old Ranwellians: 137 for 3 in 15 overs
Eaton 53*
Hudson 50*
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 improvement continues!

Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians


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