In Saturday’s bottom of the table clash, Stockport Georgians won the
toss and elected to bowl first. Bramhall got off to somewhat of a pedestrian
start and found themselves 40 for 3 after 15 overs, with Dave Shoesmith, Rory Patel
and Jack Bridgeman back in the shed.
However, able to field a stronger lineup than in some other games so far this season, teammates were able to contribute significantly. Opener Stewart Jackson made a solid 38 and the experienced Stu Stoneman a lively 64 on his return to the side to get Beavers up to a respectable total of 192 all out with 3 balls left of their allotted 50 overs.
In the reply Bramhall also picked up early wickets and the home side found
themselves in a similar position to their visitors at 40 for 3.
The Beavers were able to retain an element of control over the hosts, and no batsmen was able to top 40 against a spin-heavy attack. The result did, for a while, look in the balance but eventually Georgians were bowled out in the 48th over 13 runs short of the total.
The wickets were shared around with the wily Tom Drury taking 4, James
Davenport 3, Stoneman 2 and Bridgeman 1.
It was much needed win for Bramhall who will now be looking forward to the second half of the season with improved player availability being key to moving up the Division One table. The Beavers host Timperley at Church Lane on Saturday.