A rare tour upset today in the beautiful surroundings of the Onedin Line Social Club cricket ground in Singapore. The touring ladies of the Cranford Ladies college old girls XI become unstuck perhaps rattled by their recent experiences of piracy.
Despite some very expensive extras by the home side the visitors wickets tumbled and they never really made hay. Captain Gregson being unlucky in the 5th over to duck a bouncer and cloche hat slip off hitting the stumps. Too many dry spells typified by Carstairs-Lomax seeing drives slowing the long field and abandoning runs that had looked like certain fours. The home fielding being a well honed machine.
In contrast when the visitors bowled they didn’t bleed extras but their fielding let them down. The home team played tight when then had to but then they saw spades had overs where they scored 8 or 11 runs easily. The frustration showing on the visitors used to victories over weaker home sides.
First Innings Cranford Ladies Old girls touring XI
Agatha Gregson 4 out hat on wicket Gorshaw
Winthorpe 6 LBW Neascome
Devonshire 3 caught Urqheart b Neascome
Flashard 11 Run our Urqheart b Neascome
Carstairs-Lomax 16 not out
Hebblethwaite 20 caught Rolfe b Gorshaw
Harvey 3 not out
Extras 7 wides 6 Leg byes
Second innings Onedin Line Singapore office social club Ladies XI
Howard 23 bowled Bouchet
Howard-DuPont 30 caught Tremoux bowled Larwood
Rolfe 14 not out
Grey 10 not out
Extras 2 leg byes 3 wides
Onedin Line win by 3 runs