Waresley won the toss and decided to bat on a day suited to swing and seam bowling and so it proved. Using his experience it took no time for David Carlaw to get stuck into the Waresley batting, and after Michael Kay had dismissed opener Simon Donald for 8 in the 5th Over, Carlaw then proceeded to dismiss the next 7 Waresley batsmen at regular intervals using a combination of swing, seam and impressively accurate bowling, this was Carlaws second return of 7 wickets in the season. Despite some resistance from P Madsin (28) and lower order batting from Ali (21) and Buckingham-Jones (18) both of whom were eventually dismissed by Sam Rippington, Waresley's innings finshed on 126 in the 42nd Over. Ramsey's 3 pronged bowling attack again doing the damage, between them this season they have taken 71 wickets and are helping keep Ramsey on the tails of Wisbech at the top of the table.
In reply Ramsey forund this modest total difficult to chase down much the same as England did on Sunday, having got off to a reasonable start and with Michael Cafferkey (22) looking solid it was hoped a stressless win may result however, from 36-2 Ramsey found themselves in serious trouble at 52 for 5 and were relying on the strength in depth of their batting to dig them out of the hole. The important fact was that Luke Stewart (29) was providing the glue to hold the innings together and with contributions of 11 each from Jon Cade and Mark Edwards, together with a quick fire 26 in 33 balls from Sam Rippington, Ramsey made it through to another vital win to keep the pressure on Wisbech at the top of the table.
Ian Rippington - 24/06/2013