There were five matches featuring Ross cricketers last week from Wednesday night to Saturday, starting with a friendly Twenty-20 against neighbours Strollers Cricket Club at The Park, Wilton. 

Adam Davies captained a Ross side made up from first team, second team and guest players to take on an eleven led by Nick Terry on his birthday.  The visitors’ strength in depth showed through as they won a good contest with runs and wickets shared throughout each team.

On Thursday and Friday, there were two Herefordshire U17 games, first away to Oxfordshire at Didcot, and then at Ross against Buckinghamshire.

Two Ross teams returned to league action on Saturday, the firsts travelling to Dales CC, Leominster. They were, unfortunately, missing a few key players through holidays, injury and visits to Edgbaston, and the hosts were keen to avenge their earlier defeat at Ross. 

Ross seconds, sporting their new Now Storage kit, lost a closer game at home to Bosbury, posting 172-9 in 40 overs.  Paul Morris (50 not out) held the innings together again after Ali Cook had just missed out on a half century. 

Andrew Stacey scored 19 runs coming in at 11, to boost the Ross total.  Ross bowlers and fielders struggled to take enough early wickets to halt Bosbury’s reply, and the visitors won with a couple of overs to spare; Dee Springer taking his first catch of the season to give Philip Davies his second wicket of the game.

The seconds travel to Hay-on-Wye this weekend, while the firsts entertain Luctonians.See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here