Broadway Could Spell Trouble

Rowington vs Broadway

Last Updated: May 9, 2016 06:59pm
Rowington, Warwick
By Steve Jay
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Rowington v Broadway
The first league game of the season saw Rowington travel to Broadway and with new captain Sam Turrell winning the toss the R's elected to bowl. 
It didn't take long for the Rowington opening bowlers to make roads into the B's batting as Steve Jay had Wheeler (10) caught at gully by Sam Turrell and its 20 - 1.
A stand of 22 between  Holmes and the dangerous Phillips (18) pushed the score to 42 when Phillips mis-timed one to the diving Joe Kelly again of Jay and now the R's have 2 down.
Powell joins Holmes and although he looked like he didn't have a clue he certainly didn't peter around and he started to club boundary after boundary as the score moved to 65 when the bowling changed with Scott  Rogers and Andy Shaw brought into the attack, Rogers soon had Holmes (27) caught by Kelly and Smallman joined Powell, they, well mainly Powell, took Broadway past the tom when Powell mis-timed another club shot and Shaw had him off his own bowling for 46 and the B's are 101 - 4.
Beale doesn't add to the score as Rogers bowls him 101 - 5.
Pedley and Smallman make it to 125 when Smallman (9)  is caught on the boundary again by Kelly and Pedley (10) gets caught by Sam Turrell off brother Joe's bowling and now the B's are reeling on 125 - 7.
Cavenza and Maiples add 4 to the score when Shaw traps Cavenza LBW for 2 and  Joe Turrell bowls Hopkins for a duck as Broadway reach 129-9.
Last man Cavenza C joins Maiples and they add 4 when the returning Sam Turrell sees Maiples edge to Jay at slip and the innings is over at 133 all out in 39 overs.
Jay          10    5    20    2
S Turrell    6    2    18    1
S Lange    7    1    19    0
S Rogers  5    1    45    2
A Shaw     6    3    30    3
J Turrell    4    0    16    2
The R's bowlers.
After a rather leisurely tea the Rowington openers Scott Rogers and Alex Smith took to the crease with light drizzle coming down, after 4 overs they had put on 12 when the rain came down heavily, and with the sky looking full of rain attentions turned to calculators to see how long and how many could be lost before the game is declared a draw.
With minutes to spare the sky brightened up and the rain stopped and Rowington were given a revised target of 71 in 26 overs, 
Rogers was taking no chances with the weather and plundered boundary after boundary, Smith aptly supported him and with another boundary in the 14th over Rogers passed the target and also reached his 50, Smith finishing on 15no. 
A great performance from the R's with difficult catches all taken, proving once again that catches do, indeed win matches. 
The result looks like it was easy but this Broadway team may well trouble others.


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