Memories 1 - 25th May 1982

Brentham v Enfield

 

We drew Enfield in the County Cup and they batted first. The bowling was opened by the

young Mark Saggers, who returned the tidy figures of 6 overs for 20 but without a

wicket. With an opening stand between Tenneson and Sandrockof 93 in 21 overs Enfield

were off to a strong start. Although Keeble and Moulding failed to capitalise, a run a ball

contribution from Alan Higgs enabled Enfield to reach a difficult target of 205 for 7 from

the permitted 45 overs. Brian Eden took 3-38 and Tony Williams 4 for 42. Surprisingly

Brian Reid had come on 6th change.

 

Brentham made a sound start with a stand between Robert Hunt (24) and Charlie

Burrows (35) of 50 for the first wicket. This was taken on by David Dandridge (31) but

after 38 overs we were in a precarious position with 7 wickets down and a score of only

143. 63 runs were required and only 7 overs remained. The run rate had risen from the

original 4.6 per over to a seemingly ungettable 9. Brian Eden joined Tony Williams, who

had already occupied the crease for 40 minutes Tony had gone in at 6, an unusually early

position for him and only David Hughes and Mark Saggers were to come. The odds were

not very favourable, particularly as Keeble was bowling and had already taken 3 wickets.

On completion of the 40th over the score had edged forward to 152, when in Keeble’s

penultimate over Williams hit him for consecutive sixes off the last two deliveries. 7

came off the next over but 24 were required off 2 overs with Eden facing. The second,

third ,and fourth deliveries disappeared for 6 with in total 19 off the over. 2 singles and a

crashing 4 saw us to an unbelievable victory with 2 balls to spare. Keeble’s last 2 overs

had cost 33 runs. Williams was 35 not out and Eden an extraordinarily unbeaten 40.

 

by Brian C Eden
Vice President