On another overcast Tuesday Scott Haywood won the toss and decided to bat on a cracking looking track. He and Will Orton opened the innings and did a perfect job in seeing off the openers but ensuring that runs still flowed. Will was hitting his straps and clipped a lovely 4 through mid-wicket before being yorked however they had put on 39 in 7 overs which is 4 more the complete team last week ! Tom Hill was unlucky to get a snorter early up and this brought Luke Haywood to crease. He and Scott did what they do best and ran hard and put away the loose ball and the score was increasing well after Luke hit two 4’s in a row. He was undone by the excellent Danny (3-2-1-2) but they had put on 32 quickly and the score was 71 with 4 overs left. Scott put on the afterburners and hit the ball all round the ground and after 3 quick 4’s retired for a fine 26. Joe Cummings, Max Holtby, Scott Aspinall and Elliott Coop all batted selflessly to attack the final overs and the lads ended on a respectable 93-7
Scott Haywood – 26no
Luke Haywood – 12
Will Orton – 8
With a good total to defend, Tom Hill and Charlie Parsons opened the bowling against the very talented Rugby openers and both bowled well but with no success. Scott Aspinall and Elliott Coop continued to probe away but it took a run out by Will Orton to break the opening stand. Ollie Orton and Scott Haywood had good first overs to restrict the Rugby lads but a series of excellent cricket shots meant they were always up with the rate. A couple of half chances went down but this was quite understandable with dark skies and very cold hands and further overs by Joe Cummings, Scott A. and Ollie was not enough to prevent Rugby winning with a couple of overs to go.
A much improved all round performance by the lads who should be proud of their efforts against some very gifted Rugby cricketers with it pleasing them taking on board the comments about their batting last week to produce a score, which against a lot of other sides, would have been good enough.