ended their 4 match programme with a loss to end the summer with
2 wins and 2 losses. The 2 losses at the hands of regular cricketing
teams, one being Willoughby who hosted a match at Dunton Bassett
Willoughby were put into bat and were pegged back in the early
stages with two useful wickets. However their captain Simon Lark
and Connelly took charge and created a match winning partnership.
In the process Connelly broke a Willoughby club record of breaking
750 runs in a season. Arnesby dropped 5 good chances to break
this partnership and when the breakthrough came it was too late
to rein in the free scoring Willoughby batsmen who amassed 208
In reply Arnesby made 104 all out. George Lees make an impressive
45, but only Wes Sykes and Nick Jelley were able to make any additional
solid contribution. Nevertheless Arnesby were still on track for
the 209 target until George was run out, which marked the end
of the Arnesby response.
A season review in The General Elliott concluded with the unanimous
verdict that the series of matches were thoroughly enjoyed and
what village cricket is all about. The team would also like to
thank the enthusiastic band of supporters that came to every match
– much the envy of ‘proper’ cricket teams.