Draw opens scor­ing for Emm­brook and Bear­wood

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -


picked up their first pos­i­tive re­sult of the sea­son with a draw against Pinkneys Green.

It has been a tough start to life in the Chilterns Pre­mier League for the Bears but they fi­nally avoided de­feat in a hard fought bat­tle at Lowther Road.

Opener Oli Wil­liams got off to a good start with a knock of 23 be­fore a mini col­lapse saw the hosts shak­ing on 59-5.

How­ever, Emm­brook ral­lied with Richard Cole (34no) and Ra­jiv Gupta (33) help­ing the score along to 183-9.

But Pinkneys proved dif­fi­cult to break down in re­ply with an open­ing wicket stand of 43 and de­spite wick­ets tum­bling down the or­der, the visi­tors held on to close on 143-7 to draw.

Up in the Berk­shire, Mid Bucks and Chilterns Cham­pi­onship,


re­main bot­tom of the pile fol­low­ing a de­feat to Ruis­lip Vic­to­ria.

Nick Ou­tram (2-30) was the pick of the bowlers in the first in­nings, but Ruis­lip plun­dered on be­fore declar­ing on 293-8.

And only three Crowthorne men scored dou­ble fig­ures in re­ply, notably Shah­baz Ramzan (77) and Ganes Pun (27no) as the Crows were bowled out for 159 to lose by 134 runs.


2s were edged out by 28 runs at Lit­tlewick Green in Di­vi­sion 3.

Bril­liant bowling from San­deep Pa­tel (4-14) and An­drew Robert­son (4-27) put the Bears in a good po­si­tion, bowling out Lit­tlewick for 138.

But with Pa­tel (37) the top scorer in re­ply, Emm­brook fell just short as they were dis­missed for 110.

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