After the rain stopped, the 1st XI batted first against the OSA and on a difficult pitch could manage only 115 all out with Romario Roach(24) and Jack Joslin (18) top scoring.
Then despite tight opening spells from Jabez Weale (1-16) and Romario Brathwaite (1-24), followed by some excellent spin bowling by man of the match Eddie Jones(3-13), the OSA, through Russell Bryan (33) and Olly Wickett (22), managed to get over the finishing line with just one wicket in hand.
OSA vs 1st XI Cricket match. Sunday 1st July 2018
10.30am Committee Meeting
11.30am OSA Cricket Wickets Pitched
12.30pm Buffet lunch in the Cricket Pavilion
1.00pm OSA Cricket continues and OSA Netball
Please RSVP to ABryan@shebbearcollege.co.uk (cricket) and NGiddy@shebbearcollege.co.uk (netball)
The OSA was unable to field as strong a side as in recent years and so the boys were optimistic when they won the toss and decided to bat first. However, a difficult drying wicket proved to be a real challenge for the batsmen and only a determined innings from Eddie Jones (36*) and an entertaining knock from Justin Gilliland (41) late on, saw the school reach a respectable 152-7 in their 30 overs. Then only Chris Jenn (51*) put up any real resistance as the OSA were dismissed for just 91 in reply. Once again it was leading wicket takers Jabez Weale (3-14) and Ethan Solomon (3-21) who did much of the early damage, before the fast improving Freddie Stevenson wrapped up the innings in an impressive spell, finishing with 4-19.