BB V Shepway Stragglers

Shepway Stragglers - 279 for 7 d off 48 overs

BB - 221 for 7 off 42 overs

Match Drawn

A Shepway Stragglers side arrived suited, booted and clearly excitable about the prospect of being included in the Band of Brothers fixture list for the first time in decades but for many it was a return to the inter BB game from earlier in the Summer with over 80% of players taking the field found in the 2017 Mystery. A glorious sight reminding the Club of the strength and depth of cricketing ability we have.


BB won the toss on a breezy Sunday morning after a weekend spent cowering from deluges of rain. No bad thing, especially when the hover cover at Torry Hill had been blown off overnight. BB took to the field with plenty of wind in their sails. Excitement was to be short lived….with the exception of Hulbert, the BB attack lacked penetration on an uncovered wicket that a certain Geoffrey Boycott (OBE) would have still ‘bahtted' first on. 48 long overs later after a delayed start the declaration came at 3.45pm setting BB 280 to win. Hulbert the pick of the bowlers with 16 overs 1 for 68.


With Kimber LBW in the first over, fresh from a Saturday night to be forgotten, the BB where staring down the barrel of a rapidly drying, uneven surface that was beginning to turn. Pask cemented the innings with a strong 70, supported by Bruce before the second studio album title by British rock band Coldplay forced the skipper to run past one and head for the pavilion. With Pask falling and Regan & Burge departing courtesy of two run-outs it was left to Brother of the Match Hulbert to steady the ship. BB closing on 221 for 7, with not out Norwood Hill left wondering what a sporting declaration, an eleventh Brother and luck being on BB side might have done for the W column of the 2017 campaign.

friendly Band of Brothers v Shepway Stragglers
Sunday, July 30 2017 (11:36) at Torry Hill
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Shepway Stragglers
Smallwood AJC+lbwb Burge KDS (g)39
Boyd Moss JLc (sub)b McClean C (g)79
Smallwood JJCc Kimber TR (+)b Patel CS (g)53
Simpson BTMPlbwb Patel CS (g)19
Baker White WGJc Kimber TR (+)b Hulbert FW17
Allport TBb Regan BMH18
MacLeod RWDst Kimber TR (+)b Regan BMH23
Snape HDMnot out8
Mitchell PMB*not out16
Snape TGW
Tapp WRN
Extrasb1 lb3 w2 nb1 pen07
Total (48.0 overs)279-7d
Hulbert FW16.036810 (0)0 (0)
Patel CS (g)16.018321 (1)0 (0)
Pask AT (+)5.003501 (1)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG4.003700 (0)0 (0)
Burge KDS (g)3.012010 (0)1 (1)
McClean C (g)2.001410 (0)0 (0)
Regan BMH2.001820 (0)0 (0)
Band of Brothers
Kimber TR (+)+lbwb Snape HDM0
Bruce WU*st Smallwood AJCb Mitchell PMB37
Pask AT (+)c Smallwood AJCb Tapp WRN70
Burge KDS (g)run out (Allport TB)0
Patel CS (g)c and bAllport TB19
Regan BMHrun out22
McClean C (g)c and bMacLeod RWD10
Hulbert FWnot out44
Norwood Hill AGnot out0
Brown EWH
Extrasb8 lb1 w6 nb4 pen019
Total (42.0 overs)221-7
Snape HDM11.004211 (1)4 (4)
Snape TGW4.002404 (4)0 (0)
Mitchell PMB11.024611 (1)0 (0)
Allport TB8.005110 (0)0 (0)
Tapp WRN5.003410 (0)0 (0)
MacLeod RWD3.011510 (0)0 (0)
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: J Widgery & n provided (EVER!)
Scorers: DJ Gittings & N Tapp