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17 Aug 2012 - Gavan Burden

Fridays Match with Shoreham  for the Walker Trophy was a game too far for the Old Oaks. Perhaps a little jaded from having to travel away the previous week, the OO’s were unable to make it three wins and two trophys on the spin.

OO’s won the toss and batted, amassing 117 for 2 off of 16 overs, with Tovey maintaining his form to score a quick fire 20, Taylor on his return to the fold compiled an assured 26 not out whilst Watson junior made a belligerent 28 not out. Alas the opposition managed to becalm the OO’s batting with some tight bowling and tidy fielding throughout the middle overs, leaving the home side 20 runs short of an ideal score.

Shoreham rarely fell behind the required rate, and having negotiated a tidy opening spell by young oak harry Elliot were never really in trouble.Reaching 118 for 5 in the 15th over, Congrats to Shoreham who despite losing more wickets  retain the Walker trophy.

Highlight of the evening was Paul Nash, star pupil at The Rumbelow Finishing School of  Fielding, who snapped up a beauty, Twice ! clearly another term is required to work on catching with nonchalance.

We do battle again this Friday 24th August vs Four Elms for yet another trophy.

Chris Watson