Before the Blues game against Oxfordshire on Friday evening,
it was the turn of the colleges to try 20/20 cricket as last
year’s cuppers winners Pembroke defeated Keble by 7 wickets.
Coloured clothing and music may have been the order of the day
but Pembroke’s victory was largely thanks to a disciplined
bowling and fielding performance. Having won the toss and elected to field Pembroke skipper Paul
Ramsay led the way making a breakthrough with his third ball
removing Booth for a single. When Chris Stearn nicked his next
ball to Jonathon Fennell at slip, Keble were reeling at 3-2. They took time to recover with captain Rafe Roylands (23) and
Ross Bland (14) putting on 31, but were unable to score quickly.
Ramsay, who finished with figures of 4-1-10- 2, was ably
supported by offspinner Adam Hunter (4-1-6-2). A rally from Stuart Drury (29) and Alan Bannister (22) boosted
the Keble score to a competitive 116 with 31 runs coming from the
last two overs. Keble required early wickets to put pressure on the Pembroke
but had to wait until the eighth over when Dan Fox was caught
superbly at backward point by Booth off the bowling of Stearn for
13. Any hope of a Keble fightback faded with Laurence
Parker-Brown (39) and Nick Warrillow (22) adding 44 runs for the
second wicket in just 6 overs effectively ended any Keble
resistance. Warrilow fell in the 14th over, attempting to repeat a huge
six off Roylands getting stumped by Tim Oliver in the process,
the same bowler finding the edge to remove Parker-Brown two overs
later. Fennell and Tom Bullock required just 3 overs to score the
remaining 23 runs, with Fennell squrting the winning run to third
man with on over to spare.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004