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Old Rossallian Festival of Cricket report

Report for the Old Rossallian Festival of Cricket 

The second fixture of the weekend involved a team of slightly older to totally ancient OR's pitting their skills against the girls XI playing only their second competitive game.

To say they were nervous would be an understatement but nowhere near as uncertain as the OR's. The OR's batted first and as a result of heavy early morning rain found the going tough as the girls exploited the stickiness of the wicket to make it tricky to score.

The bowling was, on the whole tight and a number of wickets fell throughout the 20 overs. Jonty Arundel and Paul Williams were able to declare on 25 and other players chipped in with cameo knocks. The final total was 125 for 6 which was a competitive total for the girls to chase.

The girl's innings started brightly with some strong hitting and runs accumulating quickly. The OR's were certainly rattled in the early overs but unfortunately, wickets began to fall regularly which halted any momentum and to the end of their 20 overs were some way short of the target.

The match was played in great and true Rossallian spirit and if time and weather had allowed an immediate return fixture would have been perfect. As it was all involved, thoroughly enjoyed the game and are looking forward to next Summer when we can repeat it."

- Jonty Arundel 

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