BB V Old Amplefordians

BB V Old Amplefordians – Sunday 6th May at Torry Hill


A hopeful BB returned to Torry Hill for the first (playable) match of Season full of vim and vigour, the happy memories of an epic 2017 Season still fresh in the mind. Frustratingly, the swagger and bonhomie soon evaporated, as skipper Brother Norwood Hill, erring on the side of caution repeated the folly of the previous year by inserting the opposition on a wicket looking more than the M20 than a cricket pitch. Once again, it was not the lack of effort that did for this merry band as they toiled away in the field, but the catching - the ever present albatross around our necks in recent years.  7 catches were dropped in the first innings as Old Amplefordians applied themselves studiously with the bat, amassing another impressive total, declaring on 318-5.

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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  

friendly Band of Brothers v Old Amplefordians
Sunday, May 06 2018 (11:50) at Torry Hill
Old Amplefordians Won By 215 runs
Band of Brothers won toss and decided to field
Old Amplefordians
O Greaves+c Boucher TRCb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon108
Douglas Cb Connell R144
Dalrymple Hc Boucher TRCb Rice AEH39
Barnard Hc and bCornwallis FAWM The Hon1
Marjason Lb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon7
H Ainscoughnot out10
Ainscough J
Pollock R
D Walker
Coysh O
P Faulkner*
Extrasb2 lb1 w3 nb3 pen09
Total (45.4 overs)318-5d
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon16.019033 (3)0 (0)
Rice AEH10.425010 (0)0 (0)
Norwood Hill AG7.016700 (0)1 (2)
Marriott TH2.002600 (0)0 (0)
Holden-Craufurd S (g)5.005000 (0)0 (0)
Connell R5.003210 (0)1 (1)
Band of Brothers
Marriott THc O Greavesb Coysh O1
Boucher TRCb Marjason L2
Ratcliffe OJKlbwb Marjason L5
Connell Rb Ainscough J27
Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Dalrymple H0
Norwood Hill AG*b Dalrymple H11
Gore Tc Unknownb Ainscough J8
Brown NTb Dalrymple H4
Holden-Craufurd S (g)b P Faulkner1
Holden-Craufurd M+not out23
Rice AEHb Barnard H4
Extrasb4 lb1 w11 nb1 pen017
Total (30.4 overs)103
Marjason L6.012222 (2)0 (0)
Coysh O6.02912 (2)0 (0)
Dalrymple H6.02830 (0)0 (0)
Ainscough J4.002420 (0)0 (0)
P Faulkner2.01110 (0)1 (1)
Pollock R3.01502 (2)0 (0)
D Walker3.002904 (5)0 (0)
Barnard H0.40010 (0)0 (0)
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Hulks & J Widgery
Scorers: DJ Gittings