Romany v Bolton Percy 2.30 pm Friday 5th July 2019– Match Report
35 Over Match
Romany 148 -6 lost to Bolton Percy 149 – 6
Match Manager’s Report
The Bolton Percy Cricket Festival is one of the great delights of the summer for those of us lucky enough to take time off work to play at Bolton Percy’s lovely ground. The match was played in near perfect weather, as you can see from the photo, and was enhanced by the pealing of the bells from the church tower at deep mid on.
Duncan and Freddie Read got us off to a great start and put on 55 together before Duncan was dismissed for 24. Freddie went on to make an elegant 32. Harwood Williams top scored with 36, but no-one hit the ball harder than Richard Reynolds who hit a quick fire 28, including at least one enormous 6, almost to the church tower.
Unfortunately we didn’t score quite enough runs.
After the best tea in club cricket (but no port this year) Bolton Percy got off to a fairly ordinary start as a result of some excellent seam bowling by Keon and Harwood Williams. Keon ended up with 2 for 21 off 6.3 overs. Unfortunately one of their openers made 70 and the game began to slip away from us in spite of Charlie Read proving that even at the age of 13 he is one of the best leg spinners seen at Romany.
Towards the end of the Bolton Percy innings Nick Hawkins threatened to run through the Bolton Percy batting order and finished with figures of 3 for 23, helped by 2 excellent catches behind the stumps by Steve Hardy. Harwood Williams also took 2 good catches in the deep, one of which gave a deserved wicket to Charlie Read.
A special shout out to John Surtees who turned up at very short notice when I had to pull out injured on physio’s orders. Hope my umpiring wasn’t too controversial.