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Old Ranwellians v Victoria Lounge

Wednesday 5 August 2009, Victoria Park
Old Ranwellians won by 4 wickets

Old Ranwellians lost the toss and were put into field

Victoria Lounge: 109 for 7 in 14.2 overs
Steffan 32
James 18
Greg 11
Hudson 2-17
Greening 2-21 Ford 2-24

Old Ranwellians: 111 for 3 in 15 overs
Eaton 50*
Nash 27*
Dan 1-21
Alex 50 no

Victoria Lounge won the toss and elected to bat, and got off to a good start, reaching 50 for the loss of just one wicket within 6 overs. However, some excellent tight bowling from the Old Ranwellians saw wickets tumble at a regular rate, and the flow of runs dried up, with both Hudson and Ford collecting wicket maidens to go along with their analyses of 2-17 and 2-24 respectively. Greening (2-21) and Eaton (1-22) were also amongst the wickets as the Lounge innings closed on 109 all out.

In their reply Old Ranwellians lost 3 cheap wickets, including a sharp catch taken by the Lounge keeper and a run out from a direct hit, but they were never seriously troubled with Eaton once more in imperious form, as he stroked his way to 50*, the first retirement Old Ranwellians have seen in competitive cricket this season.

Eaton was helped out by some uncharacteristic hitting from Nash (27*), which included a lusty 6. Old Ranwellians wrapped up a 4-wicket win within 15 overs, to secure a place at the top of Division 4, level on points with Lounge and Chat's Palace. It is to be hoped some means can be found to resolve the 3-way tie at the top of the division, perhaps in the form of a 3-way playoff.
Ed Greening

Old Ranwellians were the deserved winners but general behaviour didn't reflect well on the them or the League. The batsmen screaming at the umpire that he'd better not give him out, soon followed by the finger being placed back in the pocket was a new one to me. Disappointing season for the Lounge, will we return in 2010? Not sure.
Tim Smith

Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians and Tim Smith of Victoria Lounge


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