Back in the winning way

After a few weeks off due to rain Earls Colne made the trip to neighbours Eight Ash green. Captain Daryl Sleeman finally won a toss and elected to bat first on a interesting wicket. 
After a cautious start and losing both openers and a quick fire 24 from Sam Holdgate, colne rebuilt with the middle.order in Ian Doyle (33) and new player Dave Moon(24)teasing the opposition bowlers and taking all the runs that were on offer. Earls Colne finished on 185 for 6 with all batsman adding to the score but none making it to 50.
After tea Earls Colne were quietly optimistic but knew they would need to be tight in the field. The team pulled out the best 16 overs of bowling and fielding for a long time and after 26 overs eight ash green where 36 for 0 and facing a real uphill battle to reach the 185 target. As the pressure grew Dave Moon and Ian Doyle kept it tight and took regular wickets and then the secret weapon Russel Dawes who was back from injury bowled a spell of 4 overs 14 runs for 3 wickets and Colne knew that they had got the win in the bag. Eight Ash Green finishing on 160 for 6 
A great win for Colne and an all round team performance leaving the club very happy

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