Skipper scores his 18th Qcc Century

By Qcc - September 5 2011
Skipper scores his 18th Qcc Century
Evans The 1st XI are left frustrated as Shelton finish 9 down

The 1st XI had the lions share of the points from a winning draw from the home game against Shelton on Saturday.

Qcc won the toss and elected to bat first on a good looking Oval track but soon found themselves in trouble as the impressive Sam Griffiths removed opener Hakeman and the inform Harris with just 23 on the board. Eugene McCarney and Adrian Evans put on 20 for the third wicket before the former was trapped leg before against his old club.

At 43-3 the Green and Golds were in trouble and a good total was looking a long way off at this point, however, Evans and Alex Biddle would share a superb 83 run partnership in which elegant strokeplay was at the fore as they both took advantage of a lightening quick oval outfield.

Biddle was looking in superb form at this stage and will be kicking himself for the manner of his dismissal when on 42 he managed to pick out mid on from a full toss. He literally had to drag himself from the wicket and left to contemplate what might of been.

Adrian Evans was now in superb touch using all parts of the ground to eventually reach is 18th Qcc century supported well by vice skipper Craig Jones (40 not out). They would put on 98 before Evans was well caught by Sam Griffiths for 116 from 114 deliveries.

Craig Jones and Terry Hughes took the score to 258-5 from 45 when the skipper called them in and ensured the extra five overs to bowl the visitors out in what they knew would be a difficult task.

In reply the Shelton got off to a solid, if not spectacular start putting on 34 before Gareth Jones made the breakthrough after the drinks break. Mark Davies dug in scoring 29 from 76 deliveries but when he was caught and bowled by Jimmy Arbuckle this started a minor collapse for the Shrewsbury based side going from 77-1 to 95-4.

However, a superb partnership of 75 between Paul Davies and Martingale meant that Quatt would now struggle to claim all 10 wickets and bonus points were the main concern.

Enter little Alex Biddle who's seam up put Qcc back with a chance of winning the match when the visitors went from 170-4 to 192-9 with 2 overs to survive. Biddle recorded figures of 4-32 which could of been 5 if a catch had not been put down in the final over. Ben Chambers and Matt Morris who was suffering from a knee injury saw the visitors home for the draw and Qcc were left to dwell on what might of been.

Jimmy Arbuckle reached a significant landmark by taking his 50th league wicket this season.

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Skipper scores his 18th Qcc Century
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