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16th September 2006 - Match reports.

Elmley Castle vs BGCC 2nd XI


For the last saturday game of the 2006 season The Green seconds travelled to the ultimate village green setting of Elmley Castle. After struggling to round up eleven senior players due to other commitments The Green travelled with ten players including teenage debutants Chris Freeman and Chris Bridges.
The Green were asked to bat first on a damp green wicket, Steve Freeman and Tom Clack starting in positive manner putting on 71 in 17 overs before Clack [36]was caught going for another big drive. Richard Brown (snr) struck a boundry then perished the next delivery. Jon Lewis looked in majestic form striking 8 fours and a six in his 55 before he was caught going for another big shot. Andy Wheeler went first ball spooning the ball to the keeper. Sam Beaumont joined Steve Freeman who was now striking the ball in front of the wicket and he went on to complete his half century. Sam Beaumont struck a quick fire 18 before being bowled. Young Chris Bridges played some pleasant shots and was unbeaten on 5. Steve Freeman perished for a well crafted 66, leaving the green 217 for 7 at the end of their allotted 40 overs.
In reply the home side got off to a flyer  with the youthfull Simon Corbett and Woodford putting on 88 for the first wicket in 16 overs, Woodford falling to the part time offspin of Jon Lewis for 28. Tom Clack and Phil Spencer pegged back the home sides scoring , Corbett was bowled by Spencer for a fine 77. Skipper Eaton was adjudged LBW by the pace of Jack Wheeler who then had Swainson smartly stumped by keeper Longmore. Then Wheeler produced a fine piece of fielding to runout the dangerous Sheepy for 46. Dick Brown rolled back the years bowling four tight overs at the death.The Green had now tied down the Elmley innings leaving them 19 runs to get off the last over. Spencer bowled 3 dot balls leaving the green winnersby 15 runs.
A most enjoyable game in pleasant surroundings played in good spirit.