Eastwood 152 for 9 off 20 Overs.
Rayleigh 133 for 9 off 20 Overs
Eastwood won by 19 runs
Team: Christian H (Capt), George B, Gideon H, Lloyd S, Tom G, Sam L, Matt J, Josh J, Adam K, Shaun G and Nick B.
With rain in the air the opposition were inserted and promptly started hammering the ball to all parts of the ground! The only bowler to survive the carnage was Tom G with the creditable figures of 3 for 20 from his four overs. The fielding was generally lacklustre and we conceded two ‘all run’ fours, many pinched singles and several (easy) missed run out opportunities. All this added up to a hefty total of 152 and our highest run chase of the season.
And what a magnificent effort by the two openers Christian and George who simply tore into the opposition bowling with a flurry of exciting strokes and aggressive running which kept the scoreboard racing along at 9 to 10 runs an over. Alas, it was not to last and two retirements saw the innings go into meltdown and end up at a 20 over total of 133 — good enough to win on most occasions but not when having performed so poorly during the first half of the match.
Our final league game of the season is at Hadleigh next Wednesday.