Colts ‘A’ Cottesmore – Match Drawn

Last week we had the Josephs show this week it was all about an Oscar winner. We bowled erratically but fielded well in patches on a small pitch. Neal Abdool bowled tightly with his 7 overs costing 27 runs, but the pick of the bowlers was Paul Delaney with his 6 overs costing only 15 runs. The supporting bowlers were a little wayward and at tea Cottesmore were 145 for 5. They batted on for two overs to allow a player to reach his 50. They declared having faced 33 overs and scored 164. Set 165 to win we set about our task well with some steady scoring . Oscar Waite opened and held the innings together with an Oscar winning performance batting for 1 hour and 10 minutes to score 32. Around him he was ably supported by Joe Ludlow 27and others who batted well just taking runs and helping him as and when they could. With half an hour to go we were 96 for 5 and well set for a draw. With fifteen minutes to go we were 133 for 8 with a quick fire hit from James Frances of 25, with 1 over left we were 138 for 9. Could we last the final 6 balls? After a rash shot from Paul Delaney off the first ball we held our nerve and settled for a draw. We faced 31 overs, I wonder how close it would have been if they had not batted on after tea.

The final score was 142 for 9

Oscar was the man that held the innings together and helped us over the line. An Oscar for Oscar!

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