Another win for 2s but rain washes out 1s and 4s

Match reports for Saturday 11 June 2016

Rain stopped play at The Langley and both the 1st XI’s match against Old Buck’ and the 4ths game against Dereham had to be abandoned. The 1sts had won the toss and had put Old Buckenham in to bat and at one stage the visitors were on just 50 or so for the loss of 5 wickets but after the first rain break J Heaney steadied the Buckenham ship and he was on 87 not out when the game was abandoned. Out the back on the new pitch, Garby 4ths had batted first and had clocked up another hefty total with Harry Youngson scoring 74(?) and Toby Culling 50(?). The 4ths got to bowl just one over before the heavens opened.

Peter Barnes had organised a very successful lunch where members had enjoyed some good food and cricket.

Meanwhile up in North Norfolk the sun was shining on the 2nds who clocked up their seventh win out of seven games. James Worby takes up the story:

Garby lost the toss and were asked to field first. A strong North Runcton top order made a good start with opener G Rawlings and number 3, B Skipper scoring quickly on the massive Runcton pitch. And at drinks Garby feared chasing a big total, but after drinks Rawlings fell for 46 and Skipper for 60 and after that the home team really offered nothing else with the bat, and Garby eventually bowled the hosts out from the last ball of the innings for a below par 199 which gave Garby maximum bowling points! Wickets were shared between S Taylor-1,  J Gooderham-3, J Buckmaster-2, T Davey-2, D Philpot-1 and a run out.

The run chase started badly as Whistler edged to first slip for 1 in the first over. Worby and Leech then started re-building and runs were scored at a decent rate. Leech fell to long-off for 24 but Worby kept on scoring freely. Jack Buck’ came and went but Worby brought up his half century with a cover drive. Tom Davey was now his partner and he started slowly, playing himself in. Worby then mis-timed one and was caught at cover for 61 and Jack Stevenson came in and together with Davey they steadied the ship, both batting sensibly and hitting the bad balls. The game was in the balance with 56 needed from the last 12 overs. But then Stevenson released the pressure by hitting 16 in an over, but then he fell the next over bringing Philpot to the crease, and he and Davey saw the unbeaten 2’s home with 3 overs to spare with some lusty leg-side blows. It was a maximum 25 points for Garby and another great team performance which sees the 2nds now sitting top of the league by 46 points!


The 2nds celebrate 7 wins out of 7 back at The Langley

The 3rds had no game this week as their opponents had pulled out of the league at the start of the season