TURVILLE PARK ran out winners at home to MELBOURNE REDS with just three balls to spare
TURVILLE PARK ran out winners at home to MELBOURNE REDS with just three balls to spare during the visitors’ 18—match tour of England on Sunday.
Batting first, the Australians compiled a competitive 208—8 off 45 overs with skipper Kerr topscoring with 68 not out.
Tom White bowled a good opening spell to contain the visitors and finished with 21—1 off 10 overs. Henry Steedman contributed 2—28, Kit Haig 2—46 and Charlie Beardall 3—36.
Turville’s reply was faltering at 23—3, but contributions from Tim Wade and Sam Beardall restored some equilibrium before Charlie Beardall saw the hosts home by marshalling the tail with great assurance. At the start of the final over Turville needed four, with just Tom White and Charlie Beardall left. Beardall took a single, White replied in kind, and then Beardall struck a timed cover drive for four to end the chase.
J Bergin, c Wade, b Steedman
R Williams, c Bazell, b Haig
A Khan, lbw, b Steedman
M Scotland, c Haig, b White
J Scotland, b Haig
M Kerr, not out
T Kruisheer, c S Beardall, b C Beardall
T Meldrum, c Steedman, b C Beardall
D Barnes, b C Beardall
P Shadwick, not out
TOTAL (8 wkts)
Best bowling: C Beardall 3—36, H Steedman 2—28, K Haig 2—46.