Friday, 18 June 2021

Father and son help Crazies to victory

A WELL-MADE half century from Will Scholfield, ably supported by his father Brian, helped CRAZIES HILL secure a draw against

A WELL-MADE half century from Will Scholfield, ably supported by his father Brian, helped CRAZIES HILL secure a draw against BBC CAVERSHAM.

Having been sent in to bat, BBC started slowly against some tight bowling from Searle and Margrie.

However Crazies were unable to get an early breakthrough and the BBC began to take control.

Despite rotating their bowlers, Crazies were unable to break the opening partnership until it reached 200, when Williams was stumped off Noyes.

This led to a flurry of wickets as Reiss Simpson trapped opener Green leg before for an excellent century and bowled M Green in consecutive balls.

When Margrie bowled Bennett and Veermer was run out, BBC had lost five wickets for eight runs. However, Crazies were unable to take any further wickets and were set 237 to win.

Crazies lost Reiss Simpson in the seventh over with the score on 17. Brian Scholfield joined Noyes and they added 40 before Quinn bowled Noyes. Although Brian was bowled by Randall three overs later, he was replaced by his son Will, who began to take the attack to the BBC, ably supported by Stuart.

Having doubled the Crazies score, Williams removed Stuart and, when Will was bowled the following over, Crazies needed 91 off eight overs with five wickets remaining.

With victory unlikely, Crazies set about holding on for a draw and had little trouble doing so.

BBC Caversham

G Green, lbw, b Simpson 111

A Williams, s Simpson, b Noyes 78

J Bennett, b Margrie 4

M Green, b Simpson 0

M Randall not out 21

S Veermeer, run out 0

D Watkins, not out 8

Extras 14

TOTAL: (5 wickets) 236

Best bowling 2-26

Crazies Hill

D Noyes, b Quinn 21

R Simpson, lbw, b Watkins 6

B Scholfield, b Randall 30

I Stuart, c Quinn, b Williams 17

W Scholfield, b Smith 55

M Simpson, not out 13

M Chesters, c Bennett b O’Donnell 2

T Margrie, not out 1

Extras 14

TOTAL: (6 wickets) 159

A GOOD bowling display saw CRAZIES HILL win their first match of the season against LOWER EARLEY at Wokingham on Sunday.

Batting first, Crazies lost Simpson early, leaving Noyes and Stuart to rebuild the innings.

Having added 74, Maynard trapped Stuart leg before and removed Noyes, Will Scholfield and Shale in four overs.

Crazies never regained control and were 134 all out.Crazies needed early wickets and Searle duly obliged, having Gomes caught by Shale and Vichare caught by Brian Scholfield.

When Will Scholfield ran out J Khan, Lower Earley were struggling at 21-3 before entering even deeper trouble at 37-6. This worsened when Noyes caught Y Khan in the deep off Will, leaving them 92 short with three wickets left.

Despite Stuart dropping Prakash off Margrie’s penultimate over, Searle, who had dropped a dolly earlier, took a diving catch to give Crazies their first win.

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