Wickets for all bowlers except, Mike, limited the opposition to 142, but openers Andrew and Ben both got fifties to see us win the game by ten wickets. Although Andrew did have to play out a maiden with the score on 140 to allow Ben to get his. Their fifties came off 44 balls for Andrew and 68 balls for Ben, and their averages are pretty impressive as well Ben 174 and Andrew 148.67. Will they let anyone else bat? lets hope not.
A late switch of opposition and venue saw us travelling to Newton Poppleford for yesterday’s match. A game containing 445 runs, with the winning run being scored in the eightieth over, unfortunately it wasn’t us scoring that run. Batting first we steadily scored runs putting on 156 for the first wicket, before Andrew retired after reaching his first century of the season. He was ably supported by Rob Way who was finally out for 40. The middle order, with the exception of Mike, 24, failed to boost the total as much as we hoped.
A target of 223 to win was set, and when Rob Lock took a wicket with the first ball we hoped for more to follow, but the opposition had other ideas and attacked the bowling and kept the target in reach all the way through their innings. The only bowler to return decent figures was Luke Dennis, who finished his eight overs with two maidens, two wickets for 14 runs. The winning run came in the last over from the last man to come to the crease who scored 25 runs off 10 balls to win the game for Newton Poppleford.
Mount Edgcumbe 222 for 6
Andrew Ware 108 retired, Rob Way 40, Matt Elmer 14, Mike Burnett 4, Wes Tunbridge 0, Oli Woodall 6*, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 24, Angus Gourlay 2, DNB Luke Dennis, Rob Lock.
Newton Poppleford 223 for 6
Rob Lock 8o 0m 55r 1w, Angus Gourlay 8o 2m 46r 0w, Andrew Ware 7.1o 0m 41r 0w, Luke Dennis 8o 2m 14r 2w, Matt Elmer 8o 0m 57r 2w
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