Crusaders Three-Day Varsity

Thursday 01 July 2004

Crusaders three day varsity match vs Oxford Authentics saw Cambridge assume a strong position declaring with Oxford needing 300 to win in just under 2 sessions. 2 quick wickets left them at 17-2 but a partnership saw them to 92-2 before heavy rain caused the end of play


Ben Jacklin, Colin French and Authentics Captain


Cambridge win the toss and choose to bat


Jacklin



Bartholomew




Bartholomew 50




Spencer-Allen


Crowe out Chandresekara in


Colin helps remove a fly


6 - nearly broke the window


6 - nearly broke the clock


Wright


Day 2: Bax and Knight see the Crusaders through to the end of play on 84-4


and in the morning resume to play some great cricket adding over 150 in the first session


helmet time



Knight played the supporting role


whilst Bax bludgeoned the ball


before playing a dicey shot to be out on 96


Knight takes a single to make his 50 before Crusaders declare exactly 300 runs ahead


The Authentics made a poor start with Wright taking a quick wicket


and then Kemp trapping the other opener LBW leaving them at 17-2


but the rain comes


the wicket remained playable and a few overs were managed


until the rain poured


The Crusaders 2004: Back L to R: David Madden, Edward Wright, Robin Kemp, Nick Crowe, Thusura Chadresakera. Front: Ian Bartholomew, Lynden Spencer-Allen, Ben Jacklin, Paul Knight, William Bax


The scoreboard at the end of play


Waiting for the rain to end



The official handover of captaincy duties