On to the cricket Ramsey lost the toss and were put into bat on what looked to be a difficult wicket but actually played reasonably well. A fast start by the Rams openers Michael and Simon Cafferkey saw them get to mid twenties by the end of the 4th over this was mainly due to some wayward bowling by Chris Pepper. The scoring slowed once Pepper had found hid right length and with wickets falling at regular intervals a large total never seemed on the cards but the Rams reached a respectable 174 all out off exactly 48 overs, the runs were shared around with 4 players, Micahel Cafferkey, Simon Cafferkey, Luke Stewart and Rob Menary all reaching twenty before losing their wicket. Foxton's bowling was dominated by Pepper coming back from his wayward start to record figures of 12 ov 4 for 51.
In reply Foxton were always in the game, despite tight opening spells from Sam Rippington (10ov-1-35) and David Carlaw (14ov-1-14) and half way through their innings with Henry Hunter going very well they looked likely to be the winners, but two quick wickets by Michael Cafferkey changed the game and with Foxton's tail being quite long they decided to shut up shop for a draw despite being only 6 wickets down. This in hindsight may have been the wrong decision as they came close to Ramsey's total finishing on 7 runs shy on 167 for 6.
Ian Rippington - 28/05/2013