Griff and Coton CC v ECAD Midlands
ECAD Midlands travelled to Warwickshire to play against Griff and Coton in Nuneaton for their 3rd friendly game of the season. Griff and Coton batted first and scored 156 for 6 off 35 overs. The play was disrupted on a couple of occasions, early in the innings, due to rain resulting in reducing the overs to 35. A. Clarke batted patiently and kept the score ticking along with the support of the captain M. Cottel. There was a middle order wobble with one batsmen retired hurt before S. Haycock and S. Haycock managed to keep the runs ticking over with 12 and 23 respectively. ECAD Midands displayed good fielding, catching and bowling to maintain the score to 156. A. Clake topped the innings with a fine innings of 56 with Extras being the second highest score of 34. Some good bowling performance from ECAD Midlands with the captain Sammey, M. Hussain and A. Heath all picking up 2 wickets apiece. ECAD Midlands lost 2 early wickets before M. Hussain 62 and Z. Khan 23 put together an partnership of 54 to give hope of chasing the total. After the departure of Z. Khan the lower order were unable to offer support to M. Hussain who was finally caught on the boundary. Some notable bowling performances from Griff and Coton were J. Scullion with 3 wickets for 23 runs off 5 overs and C. Scott polishing off the tail enders with 3 wickets for 0 runs off 1.3 overs. Well done to Griff and Coton for a wonderful game of cricket played in the right spirit of sportsmanship and we look forward to playing them again next season. ECAD Midlands put in a positive performance with plenty of positives to reflect upon and plan for the next game.