Tim's rescue display

COBO again had Tim Ravenscroft to thank as the champions ended Griffins’ unbeaten start to the Division One season.

Stars of the show: Tim Ravenscroft (bowling) and batsman Luke Le Tissier plundered 139 runs between them off just 104 balls faced.
 (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28445270)
Stars of the show: Tim Ravenscroft (bowling) and batsman Luke Le Tissier plundered 139 runs between them off just 104 balls faced. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 28445270)

Ravenscroft, afforded two early lives, raced to a 54-ball 79 to put Cobo in control as they chased down a very handy 145 set by Tom Kirk’s side on a sunny, but chilly evening at the resplendent KGV.

But once Ravenscroft, who had struck 11 fours and one six, was run out needlessly, the Cobo reply stuttered like a broken down Ford Anglia, and they only got over the finish line with one ball to spare, Ben Ferbrache and veteran TJ Ozanne seeing them to an ultimately nervy victory.

It was a much-needed win, Josh Butler’s side having dropped a point with last week’s wash-out with Optimists.

But they will look back at a performance which was distinctly average in the field and Griffins, who never give up, are far from out of this shortened title race.

Bar anyone with Griffins’ leanings, Ravenscoft’s innings was terrific entertainment for all present.

Batting in the same vein as his lightning 81 at the weekend, the former Hampshire man, outdid a fine 60 earlier by Luke Le Tissier, who struck five fours and a six in his 50-ball stay.

Cobo looked set to be set an even bigger target, but Griffins faltered a little.

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