Fourth win in a row for Blue Flame
PUBLISHED: 15:38 08 July 2015
Blue Flame racked up their fourth victory in a row against Cotham Porter Stores.
Blue Flame Inn 179-5
Cotham Porter Stores 151 all out
Blue Flame completed four wins in a row with another entertaining and close match against Cotham Porter Stores.
Flame lost the toss and were put into bat with rain looming and at 43-4 this looked like a good toss to win.
However, after a rain break of an hour and the match reduced to 25 overs, they returned with John Pinkney in belligerent form, smashing an unbeaten 107, including a number of large sixes and the occasional cultured boundary. Pinkney was ably supported by Rich Stamp with a well made 27 not out.
With more than seven-an-over required, CPS set about their task with alacrity and also keeping up with the rate.
Rich Poole delivered a feisty opening spell, returning figures of 2-11. Cotham struck some huge sixes, but the Flame bowlers stuck to their task with James Briggers (2-26), Nat Pinkney (2-30) both bowling well.
Rich Stamp picked up two wickets at the death along with John Pinkney receiving a little bit of stick, but still taking 2-36 and rightly collecting the man of the match award.
Flame’s fielding was outstanding with Empson, Crew and Bryant all sacrificing their whites to the turf and completing a satisfying victory against a sporting team.