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Duncan Carries On His Tossing Record

On another baking hot day East Drayton turned up at Bawtry’s Memorial Ground with a slightly weakened team, but still brimming with confidence for another positive result.

 

Skipper Duncan carried on his impressive tossing record and elected to put Bawtry in to bat.

 

With the returning Theaker resuming his partnership with Johnson, Bawtry found it difficult to score on a very quick outfield. After the impressive Theaker made an early breakthrough Drayton found strong resistance and with drinks looming Bawtry were on 57-1 but the next 10 overs cost Drayton dear.

With Bawtry's opener starting to open his shoulders they soon rattled off 88 runs in very a quick time. Duncan rotated the bowling from both ends until Johnson returned and had the free flowing opener caught at cover by Duncan. The magical Smith entered the fray from the other end and soon slowed the scoring down and picked up wickets at regular intervals but what happened next shocked every soul in the ground, the batsman sent the ball high into the outer stratosphere and Smith circling under it, looked as cool as a cucumber...

To everyone’s amazement and disbelief Smith caught it!!

Hog was brought on to finish the innings to replace the injured Johnson and with the last ball of the innings ran out the non striking batsman with a quick thinking kick to Adams. Bawtry finishing with 196-8.

 

With the Lambster not in attendance it was down to Hoggy and Adams to take control of the innings and they did not do that. As with the first innings Drayton found initial scoring quite slow and after 10 overs were 20-0 but things quickly changed with Adams looking as safe as houses and Hoggy becoming his more fluent self the runs started to pile on.

Unfortunately neither man was in peak condition and found running between the wickets difficult leading to many claims from Adams that Hoggy was putting it on when he was batting. This partnership was brought to an abrupt end when a sniper hit Adams and he had to go off injured.

This spelled disaster for Hoggy as batting with Cookie seeming to confuse and baffle him and he did his usual trick of sending one straight down mid-ons throat. In the end out for a well played 70.

With Duncan joining Cookie the scoring didn’t slow and Drayton were well on course to make this an interesting game. However a miscommunication saw Cookie run out for a well played 24. Theaker came to the crease and unfortunately missed a low full toss to be out for 1. Adams, after recovering from his sniper wound, returned to join Duncan but neither could find fluency and with Adams falling soon after the game was out of reach for Drayton.

Duncan ensuring another batting point before falling to the final ball for 33 and Drayton ending on 163-5.

Another great game of cricket played in the right spirit, especially with no umpires present. Bawtry taking the majority of the points with 16 and Drayton a credable 8.

 

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