Paget gets a good feeling at Ealing
PUBLISHED: 14:37 11 August 2010 | UPDATED: 15:11 24 August 2010
CHRIS Paget top scored with an outstanding half-century as Brondesbury held their own in a rain-affected clash with champions Ealing. The Brondesbury opener suffered a mid-season dip in form, but his knock of 67 at Corfton Road was the platform for a resp
CHRIS Paget top scored with an outstanding half-century as Brondesbury held their own in a rain-affected clash with champions Ealing.
The Brondesbury opener suffered a mid-season dip in form, but his knock of 67 at Corfton Road was the platform for a respectable total of 233-8 in damp conditions.
Unfortunately, Brondesbury were denied the chance to avenge their eight-wicket mauling by Ealing two months ago as further rain curtailed the contest with the home side on 43-1 from 13 overs.
"In the two games Ealing have lost at home, the opposition batted for 66 overs, so that was my plan - but we lost eight overs to rain and it's hard to bowl a good side out in 46 overs," reflected Brondesbury captain John Fosbraey.
"Paget batted well - I thought he was going to make his second hundred for us and he was very unlucky to get out.
"If the weather had been better, though, we'd have given Ealing a decent game and that's frustrating."
Ed Bridgman departed early, lbw to Tahir Afridi for five after Fosbraey won the toss, but Mark Turner hung around in support of Paget, scoring just two before he was bowled by Kish Nadesan.
Joe Moore then joined Paget at the crease and the pair added 63 before the opener - who had hit 10 fours and a six - found himself on the wrong end of a run-out decision as Afridi broke the wicket.
Ajay Sangha fell to Hassan Khan (4-77) for a golden duck, but Moore went on to 61, sharing a fifth-wicket partnership of 61 with Tom Simpson (44 not out).
Byron Vermaak (20) and Toby Sharpe (23) both gave Simpson sterling support lower down the order as he steered Brondesbury to 233-8 from 65 overs.
Danny Evans bowled tightly when Ealing replied, conceding just 13 runs from six overs.
But opener Simon Hawk hit a rapid 30 before Sangha ran him out - and the rain returned soon afterwards to scupper hopes of a positive result.
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