Ivanhoe v Crouch End – 25 August 2012

With thunder rumbling and lightning in the distance the threat of this match being abandoned was never far away but despite this for the 2nd week running, and after seeing off a good opening spell from Crouch End, a maiden half century was scored for the Ives, this time a fine 82 by Andy H around which the rest of the team put together a  score of 180 for 7 in 40 overs . There were good contributions from Den (23) and Richard (21) with Andy H in stands of 80  and 54 Richard respectively.

Having taken tea during an earlier rain break their was an immediate turn round and the story then is one of Andy C and Richard matching each other ball for ball as Crouch End collapsed against excellent spells as they shared the first 8 wickets for only 15 runs finishing respectively with Andy 4 for 14 in 8 overs and Richard 4 for 5, aided by 3 catches for Bob, 2 for Malcolm and a superb low one at short cover  for guest player Paul Barnes.  With Crouch end’s last man absent through injury it was left to Ciaran to finish the innings in with the 4th ball of his first over as Crouch End were bowled out for only 22.

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