BB V The Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers Won By 7 wickets

Brother Marriott lost the toss and The Royal Engineers asked The Band of Brothers to bat first on a murky day in the medway. Rather ominously, the opposition then proceeded to complete an extensive warm-up. 


However, as Pollington Snr and Pollington Jnr strode to the crease we felt confident of posting a competitive total. Tricky conditions and excellent opening spells from The Royal Engineers dampened our spirits somewhat, as the BB immediately fell to 0-2. Tom Pollington (37) and Phillip McCormack (Guest, 40) fought back valiantly, patiently guiding us to 84-3 at lunch. Brother Boucher's excellent unbeaten 50 - ably supported by a swashbuckling 18 from Brother Hill - then lifted the BB to a respectful 198-8 declared. 


Superb spells from Pollington Jnr and McCormack put the Engineers under pressure, before Reuben Collingwood bowled a beautiful delivery to break the opening stand. Unfortunately for the BB, the sunshine arrived after tea, making it perfect batting conditions for the Royal Engineers. We were determined the make the run chase as difficult as possible, and I was proud of our fielding and bowling performance - highlighted by a wonderful catch from Brother Boucher as the game was nearing its end. Unfortunately for the BB, The Royal Engineers chased down the total with 10 overs to spare. 


As usual, the game was played in a wonderful spirit. We must thank The Royal Engineers for their hospitality, which included post-match beers and pizza to help heal our wounds. 

friendly Royal Engineers v Band of Brothers
Sunday, June 10 2018 (11:02) at The Nore Brompton
Royal Engineers Won By 7 wickets
Royal Engineers won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Pollington TAc Parton Mb Beal L37
Pollington Col STb McLennon N0
Collingwood RC (+)b McLennon N0
McCormack P(g)c Seton-Rogers Cb McLennon N40
Bryant A (g)c Seton-Rogers Cb Apps P1
Boucher TRCnot out50
Regan BMH+lbwb Beal L12
Mavor AJRrun out (Green A)1
Norwood Hill AGc Reed Cb Apps P18
Marriott TH*not out24
Marriott Tim
Extrasb5 lb4 w3 nb3 pen015
Total (57.0 overs)198-8d
Johnson J14.043401 (1)0 (0)
McLennon N10.012631 (1)0 (0)
Parton M10.024901 (1)1 (1)
Seton-Rogers C4.001200 (0)0 (0)
Beal L11.032320 (0)0 (0)
Apps P8.014520 (0)2 (2)
Royal Engineers
Phillips Ab Collingwood RC (+)21
Claytor Albwb Pollington TA11
McLennon Nretd, not out50
Parton Mc Boucher TRCb Marriott TH55
Apps Pnot out37
Seton-Rogers Cnot out2
Reed C*+
Beal L
Johnson J
Green A
Extrasb8 lb0 w9 nb5 pen527
Total (36.1 overs)203-3
McCormack P(g)9.014103 (3)0 (0)
Pollington TA12.014713 (3)0 (0)
Collingwood RC (+)6.003210 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG6.004902 (2)1 (1)
Bryant A (g)2.001401 (1)4 (4)
Marriott TH1.10710 (0)0 (0)
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: C Stokes & G Horne
Scorers: DJ Gittings