First game of the second stage of the season, in Division Three.
No points carried over from the first stage, so all to play for.
Late arrival of players, some anticipated, put pressure on our
early batting order, with captain Philip Barrass fretting about
missing personnel and then missing a straight delivery to be out for
Robert Press also out to a rash stroke that failed to connect and
then the incoming Alastair Bayliss ran himself out for a duck next
It was left to Tim Castle to calm matters down while Justin Roy,
the only man on form, piled his way to 50 and retired.
Shaw came to the crease but the steady accumulation of runs was
hampered when Castle pulled a hamstring, playing on with Simon
Hemelryk as a runner.
Castle was out on the last ball driving to mid on with the total
standing at 102.
Powerful strokeplay from Tower Cavaliers' openers indicated they
were not going to be slow in the chase, and despite a breakthrough
wicket by Shaw, they easily clubbed their way past the targer in
|Boundary ball: Justin Roy on the way to his unbeaten
Photo: P Barrass