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



Bartholomew 50


Crowe out Chandresekara in

Colin helps remove a fly

6 - nearly broke the window

6 - nearly broke the clock


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