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Sunday June 21st v Eton Ramblers CC

MATCH 15 NOMADS CC v Eton Ramblers CC at Upper Club Eton Sunday June21st 2009 11.30pm

Toss:    Ramblers won the toss
Result:  Match Drawn
Umpires: Bert& Roger Seymour
Scorers: Various

T Hawke    c N Lamb   b Johnson  78
A England  bowled       MacVicar 11
G Morrison c Peerless b Johnson  31
R Briscoe  c Gavin    b Johnson   4
A Taylor   st Murphy  b Lack     45
H Morrison c Lack     b Blumberg 20
G Halsey   bowled       Blumberg 27
J Lamb     lbw        b Blumberg 20
J Gray     st Murphy  b MacVicar  2
D Baker    bowled       Blumberg 11
R Stanning not out                3
Extras    (b14,lb3,w1,nb2)       20
TOTAL     (All out,54.2 overs)  281


Bowling-MacVicar 12 1 42 2,Johnson 17 2 72 3,Lack 15 0 90 1,Blumberg 10.2 0 59 4

J Lascelles c Gray     b Halsey   18
N Keess     c Lamb     b Stanning 78
W Johnson   bowled       Halsey   13
C Peerless  bowled       Baker    54
N Lamb      c Gray     b Stanning  4
V Gavin     not out               24
B Murphy    c Taylor   b Stanning  2
GC Lamb     c Stanning b Halsey   10
D MacVicar  bowled       Halsey    0
ME Blumberg not out                4
Extras      (b13,lb11,w3,nb1)     28
TOTAL       (8 wickets,52 overs) 235
Dnb:P Lack


Bowling-Stanning-13 3 41 3,Lamb 5 0 16 0,Halsey 12 1 44 4,England 9 2 36 0,Baker 9 2 54 1,Morrison 4 1 14 0.

Nomads run chase runs out of steam

Despite all the drop outs Nomads enjoyed a good day's cricket at Eton College last Sunday. Ramblers won the toss and elected to bat on what proved to be an excellent batting track.

David MacVicar returning to Nomads colours after several decades opened the bowling with Bill Johnson, a combination of inswing seam and offspin. Unfortunately Hawke was missed at slip off Johnson’s first ball but these two induced many more errors despite the good surface. Eventually at 53 MacVicar bowled England who chopped the ball onto his stumps,reward for a good spell of tidy bowling. Johnson whoflighted away at the other end was eventually rewarded with the wicket of Morris at 99 and then took two more before lunch 150-4.

Paul Lack had replaced MacVicar and after lunch Blumberg replaced Johnson.These two took five more wickets but suffered some punishment as well especially from the two giants,Halsey and Lamb who added 49 for the 7th wicket.Brad Murphy had two good stumpings to remove Rambler’s skipper Taylor on 45 and later off MacVicar removed tailender Gray. Nigel Keess took a fine catch on the boundary off Blumberg.

Ramblers had reached 281 off 54 overs which was probably some 30 runs more than we hadbargained for at lunch.Yet it was a very good batting track and Nomads would have over 50 overs to chase.

A good start was required and a couple of big innings. In the event Jeremy Lascelles and Nigel Keess added 58 for the first wicket by tea despite some swift bowling from Rupert Stanning and a dropped catch in the slips. Lascelles was out immediately out after tea whereupon Keess was joined by Bill Johnson who looked at once in splendid form.Sadly he was soon out,bowled(rather careless, we thought). Peerless and Keess then took charge of the innings adding 92 mainly againt the Ramblers spinners. Peerless having just hit a huge six for his fiftythen defended the next ball but missed and was bowled.

With twenty overs to go Nomads required 132 but once Peerless fell the momentum fell and Keess lost strike. Nigel under pressure to force the rate hit two two good shots off Stanning but then miscued a third and was caught for an excellent 78.

Vince Gavin went merrily on reaching an undefeated 24 but for the rest of the lower order the task was too great and several wickets fell attempting the impossible, even so Charlton Lamb stroked two boundaries. The skipper smashed the third last ball of the day for four but blocked the last two to achieve a honourable draw.

Given the drop outs that resulted in a somewhat unbalanced team this was a good performance played in excellent spirit.

The catering was wonderful and Nomads quashed a good volume of ale in two Datchet hostelries afterwards.

Previous Matches 
2008 Ramblers win by 8 wickets
2007 Match Cancelled Rain
2006 Ramblers win by 4 wickets
2005 Ramblers win by 4 wickets
2004 Match abandoned as adraw
2003 Match Drawn