Tuesday, 16 December 2008

eton win by eight wickets

Rostrevor College 201-9 Eton 203-2 (Hobson 115 n.o.)
Eton took on State 20-20 champions Rostrevor College in a 50 over game and came out winners thanks to a magnificent innings of 115 no from Ivo Hobson.  Early wickets for Eton led to slow scoring until after the first drinks break and then steady scoring from the strong Rostrevor batting line-up brought them back into the game.  One or two partnerships threatened to take the score beyond 200 but Eton held things together in the field with two timely run-outs (Cox and Fox) and MacDonagh keeping wicket straight off the plane.  Then Hobson took centre stage and controlled the game with marvellous timing and striking.  Good support from Cox (38) and Gross (39 no in a partnership of 105) helped Hobson along the path to victory.  Friday sees us take on our hosts St Peter's in a match that is being keenly anticipated by boys and adults alike.

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