Matches

Street End

212/7 - 172/all out
Full Time
40 Overs
Lost by 40 runs

Match Report

Street End batted first with a well disciplined top six, full of youthful vigour, running hard for singles, and testing the agility of some aged Straggler fielders. Never was the axiom ‘catches win matches’ more apposite, as the Street End number 3 was put down twice in single figures before eventually holing out in the final over for 80! Jamie Lavers, Jack Woods and Toby Snape bowled with venom, Jonathan Wills and George Baker White with guile, and occasional wickets fell, but the highlight was keeper Ian Gibson’s demonstration of his skills with a bowling ball to run out their number 6. At the close Street End were 212 for 7.

The Stragglers opened with the Lavers brothers, who saw off a fiery opening pair and looked well set, with Ollie using a particularly interesting hockey shot to club boundaries. However, the change bowlers brought about a top order collapse, as 43 without loss became 67 for 6. Only Nigel Snape, closing on the founder’s career run total resisted for long, using his forearms to good effect for 39. The tail wagged further with Alex Grant, diminutive in stature but with exquisite timing, ending unbeaten on 27, as the Stragglers subsided to 172 all out.

Ground

Street End