After a disappointing result against Netherton, Ross 1st XI were looking to make amends against Tenbury Wells in the latest round of Crusader Worcester League matches. With blue skies overhead The Park was in all its splendour and with a little extra grass on the wicket Ross won the toss and elected to bowl first. Unlike Hussain's decision to bowl first at the Gabba in 02-03, this decision was soon vindicated as Porter dismissed the dangerous Yarranton with a slower delivery and Anton soon followed after being run out from a direct hit from Ferreira. King was bowling tightly at the other end and pressure continued to mount on the Tenbury middle order. Ferreira was introduced into the attack and soon struck, clean bowling Rawlings with a cracking leg-cutter. Gloster and Pugh dug in, but it was Ferreira who struck again, dismissing captain Pugh, and when King took a fine catch off Ferreira, Tenbury were reeling on 93-5. This brought Tenbury youngsters Anton and Farrar to the crease, and the pair defied their years with some very stoic batting to keep the Ross bowlers at bay. The introduction of Tiffen, however, broke the partnership as he once again burgled the tail ending with three wickets for the concession of four runs and Tenbury ended their innings on 137 all out. Tea was taken and many thanks to the King clan for putting on such a marvellous spread and also the assistance from Chris Barnard in feeding some ravenous cricketers. Full report in this week's Gazette.
Tenbury toppled by Ross 1st XI
Thursday 14th August 2014 10:00 pm