Home | Saturday 11 Aug 2018
Grayshott 3s arrived at Broxhead facing a tough opposition in Milford 1st XI. Joyce finally won the toss, for just the second time this season, and elected to bowl on a damp and green pitch following the rain over the previous days.
The return of King Julian started well as he found a lot of movement early on. Some slower stuff from Owen and then medium pace from Garrett, proved difficult to put away. Runs were difficult to come by and Grayshott did well to restrict it with tight fielding. Wickets fell at regular intervals throughout and if it wasn’t for the crucial half century of Jones, then Milford wouldn’t have been able to post the respectful target of 173-9 from their allocated 40 overs.
After a much needed tea interval and break from the wet conditions outside, Grayshott set about their task of chasing the runs down. Early wickets fell with the rain falling but the partnership of Martin Snr and Joyce steadied the ship. Owen then joined Martin to continue to push the score along. When Martin departed with the score on 112-5, Owen looked to push on despatching bad balls for some massive sixes. With 5 overs to go and 40 needed we were still in with a chance. Unfortunately Owen fell for 47 with the score on 148-9. We were unable to claim the win in what was a good game.
Onto next week Grayswood Away.