BB V Free Foresters

Free Foresters - 201 off 48.4

BB - 205 for 7 off 38.1

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe”  Gail Devers, 100 Meters double Olympic champion

What a difference a week makes. A new surface at Torry Hill, no overnight rain and the cover firmly in place and as the coin landed, Free Foresters skipper Askew had no hesitation in reaching for the long wave radio and sending his noble side into bat.

BB took to the field with Hulbert & Meredith bowling the kind of lines only Cornish fisherman can be proud of. The catching practice that commenced for those in the slip cordon went from the sublime from Regan in the gully to the ridiculous as five chances went down in the first half hour. Hulbert forced to take total ownership, knocking out Kings off-stump for 50 after four catches had been put down.

Enter The Hon Cornwallis & Brother Regan stage left. The BB were clinical in the afternoon session, reducing the Free Foresters to 201 all out, having been sitting pretty at 116-4 at the break. Excellent bowling, fielding and catching capped off by a diving Wilkes-Green in the deep. It was an awesome display.

Boucher, fresh from a resignation and a long awaited return to the Kentish Countryside, was a delight to watch as he pieced together surely what was to be a match winning knock against a strong new ball duo from the Foresters. But a middle order collapse left the BB 135 for 6 with 12 overs left to play in the evening session. 

Words, let alone text, cannot begin to describe what happened next. Peter Hale, only 24 hours from his call up, strode out to face a spin attack that had put paid to the middle order. 22 balls later and the match was over. Clinical, one day striking that made Torry Hill look like the village green, Hale left the scene of the crime with 54 to his name and the BB winning by 3 wickets. 

As Devers said, all things are possible for those who believe. 

Hale believed. 

The dream is alive. 

friendly Band of Brothers v Free Foresters
Sunday, August 06 2017 (11:40) at Torry Hill
Band of Brothers Won By 3 wickets
Free Foresters won toss and decided to bat
Free Foresters
Kings Jb Hulbert FW50
Eadon T+c Regan BMHb Hulbert FW5
Atkinson Tb Hulbert FW0
Northgate-Green Sc and bCornwallis FAWM The Hon33
Oduwole Bst Hale P (g)b Regan BMH49
Barker Lc Wilkes-Green JJb Regan BMH19
Turk Pb Regan BMH2
Peters Tc Unknownb Regan BMH0
Ireland Jc Meredith WCOb Hulbert FW31
Smith Dc Hale P (g)b Cornwallis FAWM The Hon9
Askew T*not out0
Extrasb0 lb1 w2 nb0 pen03
Total (48.4 overs)201
Hulbert FW13.423940 (0)0 (0)
Meredith WCO8.004700 (0)0 (0)
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon16.036522 (2)0 (0)
Regan BMH11.014940 (0)0 (0)
Band of Brothers
Schilder SJb Peters T13
Boucher TRClbwb Kings J64
Ratcliffe T (g)b Peters T4
Wilkes-Green JNLc Eadon Tb Turk P8
Wilkes-Green JJc Kings Jb Turk P22
Bruce WU*c and bTurk P10
Hulbert FWnot out24
Hale P (g)+st Eadon Tb Turk P54
Regan BMHnot out0
Meredith WCO
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon
Extrasb4 lb0 w1 nb1 pen06
Total (38.1 overs)205-7
Smith D8.112801 (1)0 (0)
Peters T6.012520 (0)0 (0)
Turk P13.007340 (0)0 (0)
Ireland J7.013600 (0)0 (0)
Kings J4.013910 (0)1 (1)
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & G Jackson
Scorers: DJ Gittings & none provided