Rain affected game down at Robertsbridge

TWBCC 1st XI vs Robertsbridge CC - 22 July 2017

Borderers faced a stop-start game as weather played havoc down at Robertsbridge.

TWBCC lost the toss and were stuck in to bat on a wet and green track away at Robertsbridge CC. 

Based on his form in previous weeks, C Wood (35) was asked to open the batting in place of out of form B Edwards. The decision from the skipper proved to be a good one as C Wood took it upon himself to carve the Robertsbridge opening bowlers all around the park early on. However, other than Wood the Borderers top order misfired and B Edwards (self-demoted to No. 5 this week) was called into action as the rain showers started. After an edgy start, Edwards composed himself and dug in as wickets fell steadily at the other end. He took advantage of the several rain breaks, as the weather interrupted the bowling and he scraped his way back into some form. After one long rain break in which both sides decided to take tea, B Edwards found his feet and took the opportunity to score some quicker runs to pick up his half-century. With yet another influx of quick runs from P Teague (23) and the hard-fought 50 from B Edwards (51) - and in an innings with more breakups than Love Island - Borderers found themselves all out for 160. A total that was thought to be above par on a very green and wet wicket. 

So after a quick turnaround Borderers took to the field in high hopes of taking another win. F Fairbairn steamed in from one end and caused immediate problems for the Robertsbridge opening pair. While J Freeman at the opposite end was swinging the ball too much for the batsmen to handle. Unfortunately after a few slips, the umpire felt that the game could no longer be played, and to prevent injury to anyone, he abandoned the match only 2 overs into the second innings. 

Borderers will feel a little hard done by, as they fought hard in the tough conditions only to see Robertsbridge come away with a share of the points.