Andy Bevan amassed a terrific 162 for Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club’s First XI on Saturday to lay a platform for Ross to out-score Ledbury by 115 runs. Bevan hit 21 fours and five sixes to make his second consecutive ton, following his 110 against Goodrich last week.

Both innings were made largely in partnership with Angus McIntrye, who this week scored 63 more sedate and controlled runs, contributing to a second wicket partnership of 175. Ross, from then on, were always in control of the match, finishing on 283-5, although the visitors did eventually force a “losing draw” by just managing to bat out the 45 allotted overs without losing all ten wickets; finishing on 168 for 9, despite Ross’ best efforts with the ball.

Adam Davies was the pick of the Ross bowlers, taking three wickets from ten overs, including breaking a bail into three pieces. Alastair Cook also claimed three victims. The fielding performance was impressive with Chloe Tingle and Andy Bevan combining well with ‘keeper Jim Lewis for a run out; and, even more spectacularly, Angus McIntyre diving back over the boundary to save a six and managing to throw the ball infield for the supporting Tony Laws to complete the catch. It was a moment that would have graced the Cricket World Cup. Ross have now won four games in a row in Marches League Division Two, putting more points between themselves and Almeley, sixth in the table, and getting closer to fourth place Garnons; Ross’ next two opponents.

Ross second team, sponsored by Now Storage, returns to league action next week away to Luctonians.See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here