Dragons vs Egerton CC, 2015

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Dragons vs Egerton CC, 2015

Won by 10 runs.

 

Tour fatigue setting in but the pressure was on captain Ian Mihill to maintain the winning streak on tour – not really – it’s all about the taking part and the spirit of cricket! Dragons batted first again – the one run chase at Sutton Valence seeming a distant memory. Five scores between 10-20 as batters got in and got out although I guess you are never in at Egerton. Amazingly Charlie Farrant didn’t clear the boundary on the full in a lively 39 that followed Mike Davies’ attempt to turn back the years and hit more than the eleven sixes of 1992 (modesty aside – I had to look it up). His 45 helped accumulate 165 in 35 overs.

 

Ian Mihill and Sophie Mihill at the crease.

Ian Mihill and Sophie Mihill at the crease.

Not for the first time in the week we were under the cosh in the field. Greg Mihill produced tidy figures for the second day running (7-1-2-15) whereas others were more expensive going for five an over as I Wicks made a fine 84 to take Egerton in sight of a rare victory. The skipper’s one over gave the hosts further encouragement before victory was juggled from the jaws of defeat in the lengthening shadows.

 

Dragons 165-9 (M Davies 45; Hills 3-12)
Egerton CC 155-8 (I Wicks 84)