25/05/2015 Away vs West Farleigh

The marathon weekend of cricket continued with another away fixture at West Farleigh. Confidence was high after a so far undefeated weekend and so Eastry looked to establish a big target for West Farleigh to chase. But after 8 overs they had lost the two openers for not many runs and the wickets continued to fall on a flat track (slight slope). Matt Deveson dug deep for 33 but was running out of partners until a resolute Stewart (Steve) Thomson came to crease. It was not quick scoring but they looked to use the overs take the runs when they came. A few slogs at the end brought the total up to 141.
Eastry used the tea break to reflect on the disappointing performance with the bat and concluded they needed wickets. With a youthful team in front of the wickets Eastry looked to keep the runs tight and soon got their reward with a couple of wickets including a great catch from Pete Eastman using every inch of his long reach at wide mid-on. Buoyed by some great bowling and fielding Eastry were getting back in the game but it wouldn’t be an Eastry display without a few drops. McKellow played a patient innings for West Farleigh and was nudging them closer but like a mirror of the Eastry innings, wickets fell around him. A rare appearance with the ball from Aaron friend gave West Farleigh a shock in the form of some chin music (even if it was on the lowest speed of the Gramophone). Rupert Hill was brought on to take the last wicket, with James Wethered taking the final catch.


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