The Buckeroos have begun their season with a nail biting victory over Sherborne.
The Buckeroos batted first, and it has to be said, somewhat rustily! The shining exception was Fergus Dodd who smacked 20 runs including 4 boundaries. Without his contribution, we would never have got to our eventual total of 269, and crucially, we only lost 2 wickets.
Sherborne set off very steadily and were cruising to victory half way through their innings at 50 for 0. Then came an over of which we will almost definitely not witness the like of again this season. Step forward Leo Cooke – a triple wicket maiden! Wow! A further wicket for Oliver Price in the next over put Buckhorn firmly back in charge, until their last 2 batsmen came in and promptly put on 30 runs – EEK! A run out helped us, but they had still crept to within 6 runs of our total when Felix – with the penultimate ball of the match – bowled their Skipper. Phew!
Well done all and special mentions for Alexander for coping so manfully with his shiner – more catching practice needed (!) – and to Rhodri for coming along as sub.
Result – Buckhorn won by 11 runs.