Sun 08
Great Missenden Pelicans
Sun 8
13:30
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TIMED GAME ENDS IN A DRAW

TIMED GAME ENDS IN A DRAW

By Eleanor Phillips
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Missenden Pelicans 273-4 (42 overs); Ley Hill 193-3 (36 overs)


I have to confess that, personally, I do not like timed games and the reason can be seen above. One team batted for 42 overs, the other was only allowed 36??? Not an equal contest in my humble opinion.

Skipper Paul Green won the toss and put Pelicans in to bat. Their three opening batters scored 96 (A. Rehman), 64 (R. Khan) and 53 (A. Singh) respectively. Best Ley Hill bowling came from young Ed Sussum who took 1 wicket for 17 runs, followed by Kuldeep Thakur (1 for 31); Chirag Thakur (1 for 33) and Paul Green (1 for 73). I have to point out however that Pelicans were helped considerably in their score of 273 by the fact that the Ley Hill bowlers bowled 21 wides and 4 no balls. In fact, there were 42 extras in this innings.

Ley Hill were fortunate in that Jon Lown was playing in this match – and that Pelicans gave them a generous 49 extras! Jon opened and carried his bat, ending Ley Hill’s 36 overs on 87 not out, a really good innings which included 16 fours and 1 six. After the unfortunate loss of 3 wickets, he was ably supported by Ray McHugh who finished on 27 not out – a fourth wicket stand between Jon and Ray of 112 which made the official result a draw. Best of the Pelicans bowlers was Marshall who took 2 for 28 followed by Fairweather (1 for 34).

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Match details

Match date

Sun 08, Sep 2019

Kickoff

13:30