Cricket: Owmby bowled over by Bracebridge

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Owmby’s Saturday X1 had two matches scheduled for this weekend, but due to the heavy rain on Saturday the game against Cleethorpes was called off before a ball was bowled.

The next day, the Saturday X1 travelled to Bracebridge Heath where they were comprehensively beaten.

Owmby won the toss and elected to bowl hoping to use the damp conditions to their advantage. However, it was the home side that got off to a brilliant start.

By the 10th over Bracebridge Heath opener Carl Stubbs had already reached 50 and the side were 72-0.

Just after the first drinks break at 15 overs, the home side were 107-0 and were targeting a score around 300.

Between the overs of 15 and 30, Owmby managed to get back into the game and removed the in-form Stubbs for 97 with a low catch from James Greenwood.

Owmby managed to pick up another couple of wickets, but opener Graham McDowall continued to dig in and was rewarded with a superb 104 not out as Bracebridge piled on the runs in the latter part of their innings to finish with 265-4.

In reply, Owmby’s innings started well and were scoring at a good rate with openers Sam Atkin and Neil Looker.

However, Bracebridge Heath swung the game in their favour as they picked up 4 wickets for just 30 runs.

When Sam Atkin was bowled for 30, Owmby struggled to get to a 100.

A brief cameo of 22 from 17 balls from James Greenwood saw Owmby past the century mark as they were eventually bowled out for 107.

Young spinner Alex Moor was the pick of the bowlers for Bracebridge with figures of 6-43 in 14.4 overs.

Next week Owmby Saturday XI travel to Haxey 2nds and the Sunday XI host Boston 2nds.