Innings of: St Michael's
Innings of: St Crispin's & Ryelands III
a cloudy and overcast afternoon, the two Saints met on the mat at Great Brington.
Michael's batted first. Alan Bartley was soon back in the pavilion for 4. The
bowling was tight with Nigel Johns being particularly difficult to get away, the
damp outfield meaning boundaries were few and far between. Dale Harrison and
Simeon Tinant both got into double figures, but when Tinant departed it was left
were a couple of quick wickets with neither Matt Collier or Malc Swann troubling
the scorers, and with overs running out it was left to Ian Geddes and Brian
Ahearn to help the score along to 143 with the final wicket falling to the last
ball of the last over. Steve
tea (an excellent spread) there was a shower of rain which had been threatening
for some time but play resumed on time.
St Crispin's reply started slowly and Neil Blackwell was soon run out chancing a
second run against Swann’s arm whose throw to Ahearn for once was an accurate
one. Soon after Swann then had Kyle Smith caught by Tinant. Swann then bowled
Spencer and with the sun appearing through the clouds it looked like the St
Crispin's reply was fading away.
Ackford and Steve Adams then started to put together a reasonable partnership
which was finally broken when Bartley took a smart catch at mid wicket off
Cannell’s bowling to dismiss