• Jim Nicholson

Brewer smashes a Double Ton

Christopher Roy Brewer.

The 2nd Xl made their way down to Ferndown to play Winton 2nds on an overcast day. Chris Newbury won the toss and decided to bat first. The Shews opened with Sean McClure and Chris Brewer, with the help of generous bowling from Winton and only having 10 players the first 2 overs went for 25.

Sean McClure was first to fall on 10 pushing one straight back to the bowler, caught and bowled for 10. Tom Pottage the next to the crease. Brewer and Pottage continued to plunder the Winton attack, the second wicket falling with the score on 82 with Pottage out for 29, caught.

The skipper Chris Newbury came to the crease and along with Brewer and both batsmen continued the onslaught with Brewer accelerating the score away from Winton. A partnership of 179 was made for the third Shews wicket. Newbury making 65 before being bowled. Brewer rode his luck being dropped on 47 and also being caught on his way to a century on the boundary at long off, but the Winton fielder carried the ball over the rope with him for one of Brewers 9 6's. The other Shrews batsmen who visited the crease were, Adam Pidsley, caught for 17. Mitch Springer, caught for 8. Throughout Brewer continued to pepper the boundary powering past his century.

Dan Pownall joined Brewer in the middle and played a supporting role in the last few overs with Brewer reaching his double hundred in the last over of the innings finishing on 206 not out, Pownall 0 not out as the batsmen left the field to warm applause. The Shrews posting a score of 389 from their 45 overs.

After tea, The Shrews 2nds looked to be aggressive with the ball from the off, Mitch Springer opened and in his spell of 9 overs beat the bat over and over again. Mitch bowled fantastically and deserved better luck and more wickets than 1 for 33 with a maiden to boot. Darren Bentley bowled his 9 straight through from the other end also getting good movement from the ball. Bentley finding success with 4 wickets for 50.

First change brought Kieran McClure into the attack for Springer and Dan Pownall for Bentley. McClure bowled 8 over, 2 maidens with 1 wicket for 33. Pownall bowled 5 overs for 22. Jim Nicholson came on for the final bowling change bowling 3 over, 2 for 4 run to complete the fine win for the 2nds which is now third on the bounce.

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