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Cricket: Skipper’s century brightens a rain-hit weekendMay 25th, 2016
Despite some poor weather all of Saturday’s matches against Hereford Cathedral started, but sadly none were completed. The 1st XI travelled away and played a 50 over game. Monmouth won the toss and chase to bat. This proved to be a good decision as the openers put on a century partnership. Angus was the first wicket to fall,1 run short of what would have been a well-deserved half century. Captain Hywel continued to lead from the front and scored a fantastic 171, being dismissed in the final over. This is the third highest score ever for the 1st XI. Hywel was well supported by Matt and this meant the 1st XI posted a challenging target of 273. In reply Hereford began briskly; however, our opening attack of Glen and Luke soon discovered their rhythm and when the rain brought proceedings to a conclusion Hereford were 40-2.
The U.13 team fielded first at Hereford. Charlie took the new ball and claimed 3 wickets for 5 runs. Hereford recovered well and posted a target of 107, unfortunately no further play was possible.
At home the U.15 team batted first and set Hereford a challenging target of 170 from 30 overs. The main stay of Monmouth’s innings was Nathan who remained undefeated at the end on 111. Unfortunately the game was abandoned after one over of the run chase with Hereford on 2 runs for 1 wicket.
The U.12’’s were also in a strong position when their match was abandoned. Some tight bowling and some excellent fielding saw Hereford bowled out for 58. The highlight in the field was a diving catch from Theo. In reply Monmouth were 40 for no wicket when the heavens opened.