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first_imgBefore 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 2004last_img

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