Sat 18 August – Acton Reynald v Cae Glas

Cae Glas were hoping to continue their late season form with a visit to Grinshill and Acton Reynald’s ground on Saturday. Having won the toss, the home side, rather surprisingly, chose to bat , but the decision was vindicated as they posted 203 in their 40 overs, thanks largely to a fine unbeaten 88 from youngster Will Evans, who along with his father , put on a century partnership for the 6th Wicket, Evans senior also finishing unbeaten on 39. Earleir John Gwilliam had got the innings off to a solid start with 22, ably supported by Adey Hudson, who also made 22. For the visitors Gary Davies bowled tidily in his 15 overs finishing with 2 for 67.

In reply Cae Glas got off to a flyer as Ian Holgate and Andy Griffiths rattled up 60 in the first 11 overs before Holgate was dismissed for 27, but then the home side reined back the scoring rate and a period of 8 overs when only 9 runs were scored took away the Cae Glas momentum and at 20 overs they were still handily placed with 88 on the board, but behind the run rate. When skipper Pete Bowyer was dismissed in the 28th over, having put on 53 for the second wicket with Andy Griffiths who top scored with 47, 90 runs were still required, and despite a late flurry from Gary Davies (27) and Elliot Coulson (17), the innings closed on 185 for the loss of 4 wickets to give Cae Glas a losing draw in a game they should really have won.

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