Remnants vs. Romsey Town

17:45, Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Fitzwilliam College

Remnants (139/7 in 15 8-ball overs)
lost to
Romsey Town (141/3 in 13.5 8-ball overs)
by 7 wickets.

People playing cricket.

A Remnants innings containing scores of 1 (off 2 balls), 4 (off 10 balls), 2 (off 4 balls), 5 (off 5 balls), 0 (off 1 ball) and 4 (off 7 balls) was suggestive of a disastrous collapse, but in fact we made a very healthy early-season total of 139/7. There were precisely two reasons for this: a top innings by Julius Rix (52 off 41 balls); and an even better one by Jeff Beaumont (55* off 38 balls).

Julius Rix about to tonk the orange ball.

Jeff Beaumont gets ready to smash another boundary, while Owens Catherine and Andy (both playing for Romsey) look on.

"I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear . . ."

We seemed a pretty good chance to defend our total, as Faruk Kara (0/15), Alec Armstrong (1/14) and Julius (1/14) kept the Romsey top order in check, and after 9 (eight-ball) overs they were just 60/2, and needed 80 off 48 balls. Critically, however, that second wicket had brought super-sub Dave Norman to the crease, and he proceeded to smash 54* off just 26 balls, and rather than scoring 80 from 48, Romsey actually hit 81 from 37, the winning runs coming with 11 balls to spare.