24/05/2015 Away vs Goodnestone

Turning up to Goodnestone with just 9 players, Harry Kenton was obviously adopting the less is better approach after winning the previous week with 10. But thanks to the generosity of Goodnestone, Eastry made a loan signing for the day in the form of Steve Patfield. With the sun shining and the band playing in the big house, Eastry were happy to take to the field to soak up the atmosphere. Harry Kenton did not have his usual bowling selection but still had a youthful team which were encouraged and coached throughout. Goodnestone were restricted by some wily spin and tight lines on what was a fairly slow outfield and the pressure showed with wickets falling regularly which eased the fact that the rain had started to fall. Goodnestone used a brief delay in the game due to the rain to regroup and came out finding the outfield had quickened up and were able to accelerate their scoring to finish on 130.
After tea, there was still drizzle in the air and with more rain looming the Eastry openers Aaron Friend and Harry Kenton set out to score quickly. As with any partnership there is always a dominant one and in this case Harry Kenton had to be submissive while Aaron Friend dominated the strike. With some lusty blows, Eastry were flying before Aaron Friend was again caught. Harry Kenton looked to carry on with some quick running but he did not take into account his partner at the other end, and after running one too many Steve Patfield had to retire. Eastry eventually reached the target before the heavens opened.


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