Despite the horrendous drops, there were some commendable displays of bowling, most notably from young Sam Holden-Craufurd persisting with an efficient line and length, Brother Alex Rice who snaffled one precious wicket as did candidate Rupert Connell who impressed on debut. It was Brother Alex Cornwallis however who shone brightest, demonstrating that even on a road, appetite and hunger for wickets does eventually pay dividends. A masterful display that decimated the OA’s top order, including a superb caught and bowled, Cornwallis left everything on the field, finishing with figures of 3-90 off 16 overs.
Alas, a poor show in the field was followed by an even poorer show with the bat as Brethren searched for some early Season form. The excellent conditions for batting sadly did not transfer to BB’s innings, slumping to a meagre 103 all out – losing by a considerable margin. Notable innings from again, the imperious all-rounder Brother Alex Cornwallis (27) and Brother Marcus Holden-Craufurd (23) were the only highlights in what was surely not our finest hour. A forgettable result, yes, but as with all BB matches, an unforgettable day at our beloved and magical Torry Hill, with cloudless azure skies and a perfect wicket, catching up with great friends - unbeatable. As for beating our foe…….bring on 2019!
Alex Norwood Hill – Hon Match Secretary