Royal Household CC v Cryptics CC
Royal Household CC won toss and elected to bowl
208-8 dec (41.1 overs)
Warren Miller 94, Freddie Simon 54, Ben Tibble 35, Steve Nutt 4-53, Christopher Moore 3-48
97-5 (43 overs)
Taimoor Zaman 42, Ben Tibble 3-11
Cryptics fight back from 24-5 in 12th over to post 208.
Warren Miller steadies ship with classy and patient 94.
Freddie Simon scores a quickfire 54 to put Cryptics in good position.
Ben Tibble provides support to Miller as he close in on ton.
Miller bowled in final over before tea, in vain effort trying to reach century.
Following an excellent tea, Cryptics open with a dual spin attack.
Paul Massey and Graeme Anderson repeatedly miss bat and stumps.
Not even the off spin of Mike Stafford can tempt Royal Household to have go at getting anywhere near target.
Stafford breaks breaks opening partnership (47), with Miller taking sliding catch in deep.
Freddie Simon runs out batsman with an awesome piece of fielding.
Ben Tibble starts spell with a perfect first ball yorker. Softens the batsmen up with a beamer (avoided), and then traps him leg before with a subsequent delivery.
Tibble takes a third wicket for a misery 11 runs off his 7 overs.
Not even the added pace of Simon can dislodge the Taimoor "Geoff Boycott" Zaman.
Unable to come back for a second day to continue this test match, Cryptics settle for draw.
Man of the Match – Warren Miller