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Superb Century for Scott

Rowington II vs Great Alne

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2016 07:46pm
Rowington, Warwick
By Rowington Cricket Club
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Rowington II v Great Alne
Thumbs up for Scott 
 
Great setting, great weather, great team to play against, absolutely shocking pitch. On losing the toss it was no surprise for the R's to be inserted and the pitch played as it looked. With uneven bounce it quickly did for Graham Sly for 6 but at the other end Scott Rogers was punishing anything loose. Scott, who was strapped up after slicing off half of his thumb with a Stanley  knife, was joined by Steve Turrell who was also in imperious form and scored 16 of his first 17 runs in boundaries. Despite the ball flying past their noses they continued to score at 5 an over and after 25 overs were 122-1 and after 30 overs 157-1 with both having passed 50. Steve was unluckily caught down leg side by the keeper on one that continued to climb and two balls later Dave Blower was unlucky with one that kept low to depart without scoring. Adam Covell looked in fine form before being bowled and admitting that he played the wrong line and it was nothing to do with the wicket. Jeff Rogers came in and steadied the ship and Scott reached a superb century with a series of boundaries . He departed on 110 bowled attempting a ramp shot and the R's finished on 230 for 7 also aided by 41 extras.
Scott Rogers - 110
Steve Turrell - 52
 
With the pitch playing up a tad it looked a decent score but with only 10 players and a fast outfield it may still be a challenge to defend. Billy Sly and Scott Rogers opened and the score had reached 33 before Billy had one keep a bit low and Coll was out LBW. Lawrence joined the impressive Huard and was caught by Jamie Haywood off Billy's cunning long hop. Scott was replaced by Steve Turrell who's famous golden arm was in full affect as a full toss was hit to Haywood Snr who surprised everyone by hanging on and it's 66-3. Huard and Chester then put away the bad ball and ran everything and the R's started to get nervous. Graham had replaced his brother but was having no luck so was replaced by young Jamie Haywood. He kept his nerve and continued to give the ball some flight and the turning point came when he tempted Huard down the track and was promptly stumped by Jeff Rogers for an excellent 81. Chester trying to up the pace was bowled by the returning Graham who replaced Steve (who did a superb job keeping one end tight and as he was hitting a good length obviously didn't get another wicket.) 
Scott Rogers replaced young Jamie and between him and Graham they closed out the game with R's winning by 23 runs. Although the pitch was poor 437 runs were scored in an excellent game of cricket. Great performance by the 10 R's and special mention to young Ben Greenly who was excellent in the field from the first ball to the last and Jeff Rogers who kept superbly in difficult conditions and was rewarded with a stumping and a catch.
 
Graham Sly -10-0-54-3
Billy Sly - 10-1-27-2
Scott Roger - 10-1-30-1
Steve Turrell - 10-1-41-1
Jamie Haywood - 5-0-35-1

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