2nd xi vs Knockin


The 2nd xi headed to local rivals Knockin in the knowledge that 19 points from the final 2 games of the 2014 season would mean winning the Shropshire Cricket League Reserve Division 2.


Bowling first after winning the toss, wickets fell at regular intervals as Knockin were bowled out for 159. Edward Nicholas top-scored with 30 opening the batting whilst Henry Preece was the pick of the bowlers with 3-40 as the 2nd xi got 5 of the 19 points needed by taking 10 wickets.


Knowing the chasing down 160 would mean winning the league, captain Stuart Simpson made 28 before picking out Eric Heath whilst his opening partner Matthew Jones Jnr continued his good form to make 51 before managing to find Robert Oliver. Paul Bolland and Ricky Davies came together to get the 2nd xi over the winning line with Bolland making 30* in an 8 wicket, 20-point win to give the 2nd xi the league title.


Congratulations to all involved with the 2nd xi and Stuart Simpson as captain. It’s been a very memorable season with the league title wrapped up before the last game of the season next weekend.


Scorecard – 2nd xi vs Knockin 13-09-2014

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