Monday, 15 December 2008

eton win by one run

Eton 183 (Hobson 63) Westminster College, Adelaide 182-8 (Fox 3-34)
Eton won the toss and batted on a pitch helpful to the good seam bowlers from Westminster.  And after a 50 partnership from Cox and Hobson to take the score to 80-1 it looked like we had weathered the storm.  But a series of misjudgments cost us dear and 183 was 40 runs below par.  A brisk start by the Australians threatened to take the game away, but good bowling by Priest, Barber, Sangha and Fox put the brakes on, and a steady fall of wickets helped by good ground fielding added to the pressure in the middle overs.  It all came down to this: 12 needed off 12, 6 needed off 6, and 3 off the last, Sangha to bowl...  Only one scored!  Tomorrow we play Prince Alfred College in a re-arranged game.

1 comment:

The VIII said...

congratulations! What an exciting game and great way to start. if all you need is one run... doesn't help the coaches' heart rate much though.