Thursday, 22 December 2011
What a great day of cricket
In the last hour of the tour we needed two wickets to complete a fantastic win over CCGS. Good early bowling from James Tugwell and Mikey Roy made their best players work hard for runs. Ezkenazy (WA U19) completed a patient century and at the beginning of the last session the Australians need 150 with four wickets standing. A great catch from Max Carleton-Smith saw off Eskenazy just as he was looking to take the game away from us. Clever manipulation of the field by Henry Hayes and another couple of wickets (a catch by Teddy James in the deep, a wicket for George FitzRoy) left us needing just one wicket to win with Tom Eckett bowling dangerously... The sustained athleticism of Thorpe behind the stumps had kept us going through 107 overs of mighty effort in the sunshine. Eton 352 CCGS 327-9. Match drawn.