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  • Britwell Salome Match Report – 13 May

    by Tobe in Events | Posted on May 14th, 2012 | No Comments

    Finally, the eleven men of Sydenham, or in this case, ten and one playing for Britwell Salome (thank you Tim!) got to play some cricket this year. After Brill had cancelled earlier in the week, alternative opposition were sourced by Mr Chairman, John. All was set for a cracking game – a lovely English village setting accompanied by a rare bout of sunshine.

    The toss was won by skipper, Toby who elected to bat first due to a very tidy looking wicket and the fact the game was timed, reflecting our traditional, rather than one day attitude to the glorious game.

    Openers Paul and Matt started very solidly, with some glorious cover drives from Matt’s new bat and a particularly good six from Paul. Matt then fell to a good ball from former Sydenham player Jonny Kaufman for 8. Paul was then joined by Chris before going LBW to Britwell’s strike bowler, Coates for 12. 

    Chris quickly upped the scoring rate with partner James but was bowled for 26, followed by new player Dan Bradley who started very well before being caught and bowled for 7 by Coates. James continued to play the shots, joined at the other end by Toby.

    After the drinks break, Toby went for 4 bowled by some spin by Griffiths. The score was now 89 for 6. Vice-captain Frank came in and played solidly, supporting James who had now passed 50. Frank then fell for 4 and was replaced by Lloyd, scoring 2 – both bowled by Kaufman. James was then joined by Mark and the game’s most controversial moment occurred, with Mr Kermack being run out by Mr Ward! An enquiry will be held. Malcolm then came in to complete the innings, finishing not out for 0, as James was finally bowled for a very impressive 75. 

    After a marvellous tea, Britwell commenced their innings. Chris and Dan opened the bowling with both Britwell batsmen looking very solid. Finally a breakthrough was made by Dan bowling Smith for 10. However that was as good as it got and despite the best efforts of all the bowlers and fielders, the two batsmen, Captain Herrington and Luxford finished on 29 and 103 not out respectively, with Britwell winning by 9 wickets.

    In summary, a very solid batting performance and a frustrating bowling one, albeit full of effort and perseverance. Above all,  it was a very enjoyable game against a sporting side in a beautiful setting.

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