Home | Saturday 09 Jun 2018
After a tight game the week before, Grayshott 3s arrived at broxhead aiming to get back to winning ways.
Of course, the day started well with captain Joyce doing what he knows best and losing the toss. However, Grayshott got what they wanted and were put into bat on a hard deck. Phipps and Brayshaw started slowly with the latter departing quickly. This brought Rav to the crease, who started well punishing the bad ball and showing his classy technique. The Grayswood bowling was tight and it was clearly difficult to get runs. Rav played well for his 50 and was well supported by Wheeler (30) who got valuable time at the crease. After a slow start, the wickets began to fall but runs were coming easier and Grayshott ended on 162-8 from 43 with useful contributions from the lower order.
After a delightful tea provided by the Owens, who have set high standards for the weeks to come, the 3s set out in the field with a clear aim to take wickets and get a much needed win.
Gregory started the innings off well and took two quick wickets. Marden bowled tight and tidy lines from the other end which built the pressure. Wickets continued to fall, one of which an outstanding catch from the skipper at 2nd slip... and it was the introduction of Jones which turned the screw. 3 wickets in a very handy spell left Grayswood in a precarious position. At 40-6 Grayshott were in for the win but the dogged determination from the tail meant Grayswood ended on 71-9 from their allotted 39 overs.
A frustrating end to what was a very well played game of cricket. Hats off to both teams. A week's break for the 3s but we go again in two weeks against Peper Harow away.