XL won the toss and elected to bat upon our return to Rossall after several years’ absence. Although the XL lost a couple of early wickets, a partnership between Greg Boyes and Brett Ernst steadied the ship and useful contributions from Josh Fallows and Clive Fortune enabled the Club to amass 234 before their innings concluded.
The School in reply never got to grips with the early XL bowling and although Brad Gosling batted excellently for his 64, the school were never able to pose a threat to the Clubs total, who eventually ran out winners by 100 runs.
An excellent days cricket was cemented by glorious weather and this was completed by the Schools hospitality on looking after us after several years absence.
We look forward to our return next year, and wish their master Ollie Rogers all the best when he takes up his new post as head of PE on the other (wrong) side of the Pennies in the Autumn.
|District: NW||XL Club v||Rossall School|
|Played on: Wednesday 10th May 2017||At: Rossall School|
|Toss won by XL who elected to bat first|
|Result: XL WON BY 100 RUNS|
|1st Innings: XL||2nd Innings: Rossall School|
|1||A Bennett||Bowled Gosling||0||1||A Ellis||Ct Fallows b Harrison||0|
|2||G Boyes||Retired Out||50||2||C Beaune||Bowled Barthomolew||4|
|3||D Welbourne||Bowled Amore||19||3||C Ardron||Ct Ernst b Harrison||5|
|4||B Ernst||Ct & B Ardron||26||4||W Gair||Ct & B Fortune||5|
|5||J Fallows||Retired Out||58||5||J Hamnett||Bowled Fortune||9|
|6||C Fortune||St Gair b Hamnett||48||6||J Amore||Ct & B Fallows||18|
|7||D Barthomolew||L B W b Kenmare||1||7||B Gosling||Not Out||64|
|8||M Davies *||Not Out||15||8||D Andrews||Ct Fortune b Boyes||7|
|9||K Lowe||Not Out||0||9||M Laboda||Not Out||12|
|10||S Harrison||DNB||10||J Wraith||DNB|
|11||J Sharples +||DNB||11||J Kenmare||DNB|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|J Amore||7||1||38||1||S Harrison||8||1||38||2|
|B Gosling||6||1||40||1||D Barthomolew||4||3||1||1|
|C Ardron||6||0||38||1||C Fortune||7||2||15||2|
|J Hamnett||4||0||24||1||D Welbourne||5||0||30||0|
|J Wraith||3||0||23||0||B Ernst||3||1||16||0|
|C Beaune||3||0||30||0||G Boyes||4||0||21||1|
|J Kenmare||6||0||34||1||J Fallows||4||1||6||1|
|Umpires: M Bibby & J Roberts||Scorer: N Chamberlain & A Master|