Upon winning the toss skipper Armstrong had no hesitation in
choosing to bat, with his much vaunted opening pair of Raoul Cheema and
Thomas Wilding up his sleeve. Braywood bowlers though bowled on the
whole extremely tight line and lengths giving M & B batsmen nothing
to hit. Indeed opening bowler A. Kumar bowled 3 maidens in his first
four overs. M & B's first wicket fell in the 13th over with Wilding
lbw to the impressive Kumar, who finished with figures of 8/3/15/1. The
usually prolific Cheema played on to the first change bowler Yassa
Ahmed, after having appeared to do the hard work having seen off the
opening bowlers. His wicket brought to the wicket former star colt Jamie
O'Dell, who was making a guest appearance as a batsmen, having turned
out in his normal guise as an attacking opening bowler for Brondesbury
against Finchley the previous day in the Middlesex County league.
Looking for batting practice O'Dell grafted for 19 overs to shepherd M
& B to a workable total, his patience being rewarded to the tune of
31. As always with his reach, O'Dell was fluent driving and pushing off
the front foot. He was given able assistance by lower order batsmen
Amit Giri, making his Sunday debut and Joe Blackett, who struck a mighty
six over the long on boundary. The game also saw the return to duty of
the "silver fox", Barry Wykes, who as always was caught on the leg side
hitting across the line ! In the end M & B managed to bat through
their 40 overs scoring 140 for 9, which was around 20 short of a par
score, albeit the clubhouse boundary was at it's longest, courtesy of
the girl's festival in the morning. In the end M & B were grateful
of the 16 extras which boosted their total. Jeyarajah proved to be the
most successful Braywood bowler, recording figures of 8/3/23/3 with his
In reply Braywood got off to a swift start with openers Brett
Carter and J Singh posting 21 for the first wicket before Blackett
claimed the first wicket, courtesy of astute field placing by skipper
Armstrong, posting Wilding at short third man. A fine gather and
breaking of the wicket from keeper Brian Dixon, off a wild throw by
Cheema, accounted for the no 3 via a run out. Carter became more
aggressive the longer he stayed at the wicket and M & B were glad to
see the back of him for 27 when he was pinned lbw by Arul Appavoo.
Appavoo went on to castle two more Braywood batsmen courtesy of his left
arm round angle, spearing into the batsmen. In the end Appavoo finished
with figures of 8/2/33/3, which were impressive but could have been
better if he can eliminate his tendency to bowl full tosses on a
regular basis. His opening partner Blackett was rewarded with a wicket
in his final over to give him figures of 8/0/28/2. Blackett bowled with
better rhythm and consistency off his shorter run, than he had done the
previous day. Yassa Ahmed though was keeping Braywood afloat scoring
fluently through the off side. First changed bowlers Giri and Sunday
stalwart, Chris Butler, bowled with contrasting fortunes. Giri threw his
hat into ring for 2nd team selection by bowling an immaculate line
and length which the Braywood batsmen could not score off . His 8 over
spell yielded only 18 runs but alas no wickets although he beat the bat
consistently and had an edge dropped in the slip cordon. Butler on the
whole bowled too short and was consistently cut. That said for the
second week running he garnered a wicket courtesy of a stumping due to
swift reactions from Dixon. With 20 runs required it was down to the
second change bowlers Armstrong and Thomas Noakes, to see if they could
prise out the three remaining wickets. Armstrong didn't take long
in putting M & B's noses in front, by castling Ahmed second ball, to
bring his innings to an end after scoring an even 50. Armstrong
repeated the feat in his third over to leave Braywood requiring 12 from
their last pair. Alas for M & B A. Kumar and Jeyarajah were up to
the task as they reached their total with 2 balls to spare, with Kumar
capping a fine performance scoring 20no to go with his fine bowling. M
& B were left to reflect on another defeat albeit a narrow one and
another fine game of Sunday cricket.
Spring is approaching us and the promise of summer…
Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020
About Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club
The Cricket Club is situated in the beautiful village of Bray, Berkshire, on the banks of the Thames, overlooked by the Church of St Michael. The main ground is widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country.
Est. in 1798 and a member of the Morrant Thames Valley League, with three senior teams and a thriving colts section both boys and girls
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