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Old Ranwellians v Mad Morrocas

Monday 25 June 2012, Victoria Park

Old Ranwellians won by 4 wickets

Old Ranwellians won the toss and chose to field first

Mad Morrocas: 135 for 4 in 16 overs

Old Ranwellians: 139 for 3 in 14

Old Ranwellians confirmed their return to winning ways with a victory over the gritty and determined Mad Morroccas despite both teams affected by prolific absence of their regular 8s. With Greening stuck in the Austrian Alps and unable to make the toss stand-in Captain Eaton won the flip and took the Ranwellians into the field attempting to mimic last week's solid performance against division contenders New Boys.

Morroccas fought valiantly to record a respectable 135 despite having to find 6 players at the last moment. Charlie with his excellent eye found the boundary a fair amount and a couple of vpccl regulars helped the score on after coming in at 5 & 6. Ranwellians learnt an important lesson in that when someone comes to the crease with no gloves, do not get them out - at all costs.

With wickets like gold dust lately and in the spirit of cricket they ground away at the batting attack taking scalps where they could and hindered progress. Ford even managed a VPCCL rarity - the lbw - which was so plum even ****** would have given it out. Despite a huge final over of 17 (all scored somehow from foot-breaking yorkers) Morroccas ran to a respectable total.

Special mention must go to Li who bowled impeccably for 2-21... and no extras. With a pieced-together team themselves Eaton and Hudson set about the 8-ish an over task and rose to the challenge. A partnership of 44 against fill-your-boots bowling took them well past the run rate until Eaton fell.

Greg got himself run out before a comfortable Hudson brought out the old faithful slog to a fielder. At this point Ranwellians still had the upper hand and the innings was seen out by the hard-working and energetic Nash who farmed the strike and allowed us all to witness the batting genius of Sung. Hitting 26 in one over at a point the result came quickly and ruthlessly.

With the scores tied and Sung needing 4 to hit his milestone he sent one more glorious shot crashing to the boundary amid cheers and delight from the Ranwellians who will be discussing his efforts for many Noodle King nights to come. A match that had it all and one that rescued Ranwellians' broken season.

Thanks to Morroccas for playing in great spirit and to all who played despite horrific luck with player availability. Also thanks to Terry and the iPad app. Those wagon wheels look so great!

Submitted by James Eaton of Old Ranwellians



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