On the 6th May 2007 Mount Edgcumbe played against Cheesewring CC at Upton Cross.
Batting first we set a then club record score of 271-1. John Fearon carried his bat to score 114*, his maiden century. He opened with Steve Boyd (62) in a first wicket partnership of 105. Martin Moore joined John to score 59* and help post a record second wicket partnership of 166*, which was also the all-time highest score for any wicket.
This may have been the only instance ever of an innings featuring two century partnerships or an innings where all three batsmen scored half centuries.
A photo from the archives of the 2007 touring party at Broadley, home of Marshfield CC on 19th July.
Shortly afterwards we posted a total of 267 for 7, at the time our highest total on tour. We made hay whilst the sun shone as this game was abandoned midway through the second innings due to rain. Leading contributors were Richard Ware 56, Ken Griffith 53 and Gary Murton 51. Richard scoring the seasons second fastest fifty in 32 balls.
Back (L-R): T Carpenter, R Ware, M O’Brien-Kelly, A Ware, G Wills, M Allatt, J Fearon, S Ware
Front (L-R): S Mathis, G Murton, C Murton, R Lock, D Shattock, R De Viell, K Griffith
The team who failed to defend the posted total!
At Westerleigh on Friday 18th July, Dave Shattock and Ben Hutson put on an undefeated 92 for the 8th wicket. This beat the previous best 8th wicket partnership which had stood since 2003 of 75.
As you will have noticed, we had no game this week due to a small event in Bournemouth.
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