Smashing innings by Ben

PUBLISHED: 12:04 06 June 2018

Ben Williams.

Ben Williams.

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The Golf Club defeat the Gig Club in the latest round of the Community League held at Dial Hill.

In the latest round of the Community League, the Gig Club took on the Golf Club.

The Gig Club batted first and set off at a good pace for the first wicket and soon racked up 50 of the first six overs. Some good bowling from Phil Reynolds and Ryan Reynolds early on helped the golfers to stay in touch.

Alex Reynolds bowled well in tandem with Warren Taylor as the pair went for less than 50 runs between them.

A Brown batted with control for his 33 and Ed Harris helped him out with a good 19 as the Gig Club cruised to a daunting total of 155.

The Golf Club did not start well with Simon Wheeler being caught in first over, this enabled Ryan Reynolds to bat a long time with an undefeated 45 carrying his bat in Geoff Boycott style.

He did however run his brother out and with Tom Reardon going first ball, the golfers were under the pump. Shaun Pegler hit a few nice shots before being caught at mid-wicket for nine.

This brought Ben Williams to the wicket and after his golden duck in the last game he set about making amends. With his mum, dad and girlfriend watching, he managed to find his touch and smashed the ball to the boundary at regular intervals.

Smashing the ball being the operative word as he smashed one of the changing room windows with a big six to the joy of everyone except the on-looking committee members.

He scored 51 not out which allowed the Golf Club to get across the line in a nail-biting last over requiring three off the last ball which was hit to the clubhouse boundary for six to round off a great advert for the Community League, played in great spirits and well supported by a large crowd.


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