Ragley lose to Lemmings in a cliff hanger- not really but it makes a good headline!
By Tracy Wassall
Skipper Jason wins the toss but loses the game
After receiving confusing advice about what to do and hoping he lost the toss, Jason had a decision to make, so we batted. It was looking good at 76 for 1 off 23, as the older Swinburn and Biddle were proceeding serenely, after Panther had been out to a full toss that would have hit middle and off, had his leg not got in the way. Ian then produced a trademark leave, that disrupted his off stump, quickly followed by Lewis to leave us at 80 for 3 in the 25th. Ollie then joined his dad and they put on 46 before Dave was caught for an entertaining 69 in the 32nd. Partners came and went but Ollie stood firm to finish on an unbeaten 58 (the last over brought 3 runs and 3 wickets as we finished on 181!). After our usual excellent tea, Jason organised a huddle to remind us to field. Rowan and Ollie tore in but the openers enjoyed slices of luck and had proceeded to 26 when the Swinburns combined again. They had proceeded to 70 before Jason bowled the other opener and Pete, who had been wayward initially, then took a wicket to leave them at 77 for 3 but ahead of the rate. Most batsmen contributed and while wickets were falling, including one bowled by Ian, who had confused the batsman by spraying the ball all over earlier, they were staying ahead of the rate. Victory was achieved in the 33rd over for the loss of 7, with Jason taking 3, including a stumping by Dave, and Ollie 2. If only Lewis had taken one of the 6 catches that came his way, well at least within 10 feet of him! We move on to the last game of the season at Snitterfield.