Ross-on-Wye Crickets Club’s two teams had contrasting experiences on Saturday, July 20th the firsts securing a good away win at Garnons CC, whilst the seconds failed to take a great opportunity for a win with a poor batting display. Ross’ first team made the trip along the Hereford to Hay road keen to avenge a close defeat at Ross earlier in the summer.
Captain Graham Lidzo Howls won the toss and elected to bat, allowing his top order to build a good innings, all the top five batsmen all passing 25, Howls himself striking 51 including one six. Tony Laws added an unbeaten 52 from just 48 balls to take the final score to 251-7 challenging Garnons to score at five-and-a-half per over.
The home side, however seemed intent on just lasting the 45 overs to gain the points for having wickets remaining - a tall order in itself, as they only had nine players. Ross were becoming frustrated however, as the third wicket partnership added 92 runs, taking the score to 166-3 when keeper Jim Lewis held on to an edge from Cameron Hill’s bowling. This started three consecutive wicket maidens for Hill (7-3-20-3), removing batsmen three and four, Garnons’ top scorers. Adam Davies and Tony Laws cleared up the tail, with six wickets falling for just 21 runs; all eight wickets were catches from a strong Ross fielding display. Ross moved up to fourth in the Marches League Division 2, one place behind Canon Frome, who visit The Parks in Wilton this Saturday, July 27th.See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here
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