BB - 366-3d
Chief's XI - 161-9
The weather was kind to us for the 2nd inter BB match. A glorious Torry Hill day made even better by the copious quantity of excellent food, drink and music.
The teams were, once again, selected on the morning and Will Bax skippering the Chief's XI decided to have a bowl, an interesting choice given the lack of options at his disposal!!! By lunch the BB XI were rattling along apace. 150 on the board with both openers scoring freely, aided and abetted by some very ordinary fielding from the Chief's men. Lunch eventually arrived, none too soon for Bax, and fortunately was an elongated affair. The excellent spread accompanied by some sparkling jazz.
After lunch the cricket proceeded unchecked. More dazzling stroke play, some errant bowling and fielding; the net result a brilliant, 46 ball, hundred by Ben Regan, alongside 132 from candidate Kimber at the top of the order, encouraging the declaration from captain Cornwallis at 366-3.
It was always going to be a big ask to chase such a total and despite positive intent the Chief's XI never quite got going. Hilly top scored with a fluent 38, the remaining batsmen struggling to hit their straps. However, cometh the hour cometh the Hon. Secretary, Anthony Fincham. Who where others had dismally failed, proceeded to resist the onslaught of a rare but rampant Will Montgomery to see out the last 10 overs and secure an ill deserved draw.
All in all a splendid day, graced by a very one sided contest but played with the spirit and camaraderie one would expect of this Band of Brothers.
|Band of Brothers v BB Chief's XI|
|Sunday, May 21 2017 (11:36) at Torry Hill|
|BB Chief's XI won toss and decided to field|
|Band of Brothers|
|BB Chief's XI|
|Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard|
|Umpires: D Collard & A Collard|
|Scorers: DJ Gittings & DJ Gittings|