CRAZIES HILL couldn’t quite convert a fine century from Reiss Simpson into a win at BBC CAVERSHAM as the home side dug in to thwart the visitors’ attack
CRAZIES HILL couldn’t quite convert a fine century from Reiss Simpson into a win at BBC CAVERSHAM as the home side dug in to thwart the visitors’ attack on Sunday.
The visitors had started slowly with Pritchard-Gordon and Simpson building a platform after opener Evans was caught of Williams for eight.
The 50 wasn’t reached until the 21st over with Fitzgerald economical, giving just 18 off seven overs. But the second half of the innings saw Simpson in aggressive form even after Pritchard-Gordon departed, run out on 25.
Will Anthony and Doug Montgomery both fell cheaply to Randall but runs flowed when Tett joined Simpson in the middle in a partnership of 75 in just 10 overs. Tett was eventually bowled by Randall for 42.
With Simpson pushing on towards his 100, Schofield and Mike Simpson were not able to support and it was Charlie Montgomery who nudged a single with three balls left in the innings and Simpson on 98. Simpson took his chance and lofted a six off the penultimate ball before attempting a reverse sweep of the final ball and was caught behind leaving the BBC chasing 205 to win.
Charlie Montgomery removed Caversham’s opener’s middle stump and followed up with a sharp caught and bowled. Sheram and Williams refused to budge however and whittled down the overs.
Williams was eventually caught by Charlie Montgomery off Will Schofield who finished with four wickets. Doug Montgomery chipped in with another wicket, but Crazies couldn’t winkle out the last three batsmen as the BBC held out for a draw with their final total of 115.