Steve Cooksley
Crusaders battle for a drawPDFPrintE-mail
Monday, 17 June 2013 11:40
Written by Steve Cooksley


Beechwood were just one wicket away from recording a win before they embarked on their annual jaunt to Austria.  On an ever-improving afternoon at Orchard Field, the hosts batted first against Crusaders and recorded 159 for 6 at tea, with Morris (40) and Warner (49) getting the lions' share of the runs, although the partnership of Pogose (18*) and McCrea (14*) once again proved handy at the end as they put on an unbeated 30 in good time.

After tea Crusaders played some shots, and were matching the run-rate until the dangerous Sarwar (45) was dispatched by Gramopadhye (3/41), assisted by a fine catch at deep square leg by Morris.  The wickets then began to tumble and an unlikely victory was a real possibility, but 10 and 11 stood firm against the unpredictable bowling of Burgess (1/3) and denied Beechwood victory.

A good game once again against a very friendly team, we look forward to another tight encounter in 2014.


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