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Brigands v Barbarians, 18 June 2023

After the heatwave, came the rain.


The Barbarians won the toss and batted first on a pitch that was bouncier than usual, and built up a commanding 100-1 after the first 20 overs.


All four pace bowlers beat the bat on numerous occasions, with wickets being shared evenly. The rain came at 4.20 pm and the innings declared; when the rain stopped at 6 pm, the Captains agreed to a chase of 86 off 17 overs and Brigands were called back from their mid-match drink at the Bat and Ball.


Gray and Hands were out early but quick singles,10 overthrows, and a dropped catch by The Monument meant the momentum swung Brigand's way and the winning runs scored with 2 overs to spare.


The game featured two Foakes-like wicket-keeping performances, one from an 11-year-old and one from a 67-year-old; multi-generational cricket at Broadhalfpenny Down.


Brigands 86-3 (revised target) won by 3 wickets against Barbarians 170-6 declared


The Sunday Barbarians, the covers going on mid-match, Gray starting the chase

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