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  • Sydenham Ashes Match Report

    by Tobe in Events | Posted on July 11th, 2012 | No Comments

    Unlike 2011, the sun was shining and continued to put in a good appearance for the second Sydenham Ashes – this year contested between a Captain’s and Vice Captain’s team.

    Frank captaining the VC team won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Ed Roe and Paul Reynolds took to the crease and batted strongly. Paul retired on 33 and Ed was then joined by Chris Schurch, who built a strong partnership until Ed was bowled by elder sibling Toby for 25 (caught by Paul Stevenson). Rob Lang then joined Chris, but not for long, departing with a duck, despatched by the wicked spin of Mark. Paul Stevenson partnered Chris scoring a useful 22 before Chris fell for 23 bowled with some archetypal Yorkshire guile by Nigel Brewster. Frank then joined Paul before Paul was bowled by Nic Barker for 22. Frank continued to bat strongly with Lloyd who was also bowled by Nic for a duck. In came Malcolm Barker with Frank being caught by Henry Eaton behind the stumps off the bowling of Toby. Paul Reynolds came out of retirement scoring another 9 runs finishing on 42 not out with the innings coming to a close with Malcolm being bowled by Rory Simpson for 1. A competitive score of 149 off 25 overs had been set. 

    After a short tea, Matt Reading and Nic Barker opened the inning for the Captain’s team. An early breakthrough was made with Ed bowling Matt for 8. Allan in his first batting outing of the summer upped the scoring rate with several aggressive boundaries. Nic fell for 7 bowled by Chris Schurch, with Nigel then departing for a most un Boycottesque 4, being bowled by Ed. Rory joined Allan in the middle, the latter then retiring on reaching 32. Henry Eaton and Rory then built a very useful partnership with Henry also retiring on 30. Mark then came in but left again after a duck bowled by Roe , with Toby partnering Rory in the middle. Rory was bowled by Chris for a useful 16. Allan came out of retirement with Ed then bowling Toby for 7. Henry left the hog roast for a few minutes to rejoin Allan, but the innings fell short on 126 with Ed collecting his fourth wicket bowling Allan. So the year, the honours went to the Frank and his merry men. A great, closely fought game followed by a marvellous spread courtesy of Henry and Ginette.

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