Old Amplefordians - 323 - 3 declared
BB - 298-7
Result - Draw
The Season opener did not disappoint on a glorious bank holiday weekend at HQ. Over 600 runs were notched up in an exciting draw, played on an absolute road that was the glorious Torry Hill wicket.
The unusually dry weather of late meant the outfield was lightening quick and having won the toss, against all advice BB decided to bowl, with Brother Norwood Hill giving his top order a chance to acclimatise to the conditions with 2 arduous sessions in the field. The high point being an ungainly run out by the skipper languishing at gully, thus bringing about a generous and early declaration from the opposition after only 40 overs.
Chasing 323-3 declared, the second innings started well with Brothers Streatfeild (38), Jasper Smallwood (88) and Traill (44) all in the runs complimented by Brother Toby Marriott who filled his boots with a chanceless century red, leaving the field unvanquished on 111 Nelson with BB only 25 runs from snatching an unlikely and impressive victory.
The draw was a fair result, the day a fantastic opening salvo enjoyed by both teams who retired to the Chequers in Doddington for a debrief. The cracking show put up by BB, as well as the spirit in which the match was played bodes well for a promising Season ahead!
Brother Alex Norwwod Hill - Hon Match Secretary BB
|Band of Brothers v Old Amplefordians|
|Sunday, April 30 2017 (11:32) at Torry Hill|
|Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field|
|Band of Brothers|
|Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard|
|Umpires: B Hulks & E Stirzaker|
|Scorers: DJ Gittings & D Meredith|