Saturday, June 27, 2015

Game 9 - against Buckinghamshire at Beaconsfield

When we set out for the long drive from Cheltenham to Beaconsfield we did not realise how long the trip would take. We were driving along the A40 when the traffic came to a complete stop for more than an hour. The English are apparently used to this and we all got out of our cars and had a chat. The people in several cars behind us were going to Royal Ascot and making note of the races they were missing. Another couple were meeting their son for lunch.
Ian and Greg spent some of the time playing virtual cricket. Eventually the roads were reopened and we continued on our way. Needless to say the Australian contingent all arrived late and the game was shortened to 40 overs per innings.
The club was founded in 1825.
Australia won the toss and batted on a good wicket and were 4 for 235 at the end of the innings. Ian Petherick and David Cordy both retired with 51 runs. Murray Harrison scored 47 runs.
Australia then bowled and Buckinghamshire made 6 for 205 in its innings. Robin bowled 8 overs, 1 maiden and took 2 wickets for 37 runs. He also took a catch. Brian Scott also bowled 8 overs and took 1 wicket for 32 runs. Bowling in tandem, these two players once again kept the run rate down.
The players from both teams once again posed for photographs.
During the game I went for a walk in Beaconsfield.
Once again there was a variety of architectural styles.

Australia had now won 8 of their first 9 games.

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