Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Long day today

Scotch batted first on a lovely flat pitch and their opening batsman played confidently in the face of good bowling by MacDonagh. Tight spells from Eckett, Hayes and Tugwell skied the scoring rate but centuries from Eldridge and Mitchell took Scotch to 330-3. perhaps this was always going to be too much to chase for a team recently off the plane but a resilient display in the field held out hope. As it was when good balls had done for the captain and Hammond, too many were indeed too far. And the Tom Batty Shield was retained was retained by Tom Batty's men. Conclusion? It might be easier to make Tom Head Master of Eton than to prize the shield from his hands....

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