Bramhall 2nd XI vs Stockport Georgians 20/4/19

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

After Bramhall 2nds won the toss and elected to field, veteran slow bowler Tom Drury was given the new ball and took a wicket with the first ball of the match. Teenage seamer Morris Green opened up from the other end and bowled a tidy 6 over spell and was unlucky not to take a wicket.

After that fastest of starts, Georgians rallied to 62 before the wickets continued and were shared around the team. Drury bowling fantastically well taking two wickets in his spell of just 24 runs from 15 overs. Ellie Mason, recently back from a winter Down Under and new skipper James Davenport took 2 and 3 wickets respectively, while Jack Bridgeman cleaned up the last two wickets, as the visitors were bowled out for 138 after 47 overs.

After the tea break, Bramhall’s innings got off to almost the worst possible start and slipped to a precarious 32/4. That was until David Shoesmith and Jack Bridgeman came together and combined to put on an crucial 97 run partnership for the fifth wicket. Shoesmith (29*) was gritty and determined while Bridgeman (79) was imperious with his strokeplay – but both innings were equally as important in the context of the game.

In the end Bramhall won by a relatively comfortable four wickets and look forward to an away trip to Timperley next Saturday.