Milton Cricket Club
Adderbury Cricket Heroes Squeeze Home in Runfest
World Cup? Headingley Test Match? Surely nothing as exciting as the 25th annual needle match between Adderbury and Milton
Milton’s Andrew Stanley set the pace with a classic 88 runs from his cultured bat before the wily Steve Conway with 2-27 off his 7 overs stemmed the flow. Enter the gladiator Farmer Adams and his mighty weapon – not used in anger since 2014 – to smite a brilliant 87 not out off very few balls, sending spectators and dogs flying with numerous sixes, taking Milton to a mammoth 212 off 35 overs
In reply the ginger giraffe Jeremy Fennell – an elegant, if legside, 28 – and the multiloquacious Alex Beaumont-Dark shared an aggressive half-century opening stand, before Milton’s stalwart skipper Gavin Bedward and that man Adams again with his big lobs kept the runs in check. And then potential disaster with Adderbury talisman Nick Twigg virtually dying at the wicket (he was ok after a few pints) Enter Adderbury’s answer to Adams, the much younger and more beautiful Beaumont-Dark, Chris, to hit a Stokes-like 93 not out and clinch a memorable victory with just one ball to spare, and retain the Millennium Trophy. Stunning stuff, celebrated in style at The Bell
So 426 runs off 70 overs in front of a baying crowd of dogs and partisans – who said village cricket was dying?
Let’s hope this signals to everyone that cricket in Adderbury & Milton can keep going – but we need more than just our one-match players to come forward in 2020, which is Milton’s 30th anniversary year. Are you in? Call me! So why not come and join us – see you at nets?
Nick Fennell 811059
Become an MCC Vice-President!
As ever we rely heavily on the generosity of our vice-presidents to keep us going, and we will work hard again this year to build on our vice-president numbers. In return we can offer: our splendid MCC tie, a warm welcome and a free tea at all home matches, and acknowledgement on our fixture card – all this for as little as £25!
If you would like to be an MCC vice-president, please contact – Andrew Donaldson Milton CC secretary 811141
Contact: Andrew Donaldson
Phone: 01295 811141