Rain Sends Both Sides Barmy

NUSC Futures X 197-9 (Ullyott T 55, Ullyott W 38, Pattison 5-41) v
Barmy Army Colts 51-1 (Martin 27*, Bailey 1-14)
Match Abandoned due to rain

Rain brought a premature end to a thrilling match between NUSC Futures X1 and England’s Barmy Army Colts at Richmondshire CC on Monday.

The students backed by Hilton Newcastle Gateshead chose to bat first on a traditional flat Richmondshire wicket only to find two senior players in a young side gone inside the first 10 balls with the score on 17.  However, that allowed brothers Thomas and William Ullyott to put on a quick fire stand of 59 with William a run a ball 38 including 8 fours as the students struggled against Martin 0-33 and Hall 0-26 accurate bowling.  Chasing fast runs Whitfield 34(35) joined Thomas Ullyott 55(57) to post 73 in 12 overs littered with high class boundaries before both fell in five balls thanks to excellent captaincy from John Coxon to leave the students at 5-156 in the 24th.  Pattison 5-41 was the bowler to induce a major collapse of the young inexperienced middle order with 5 making debuts before one Lumley 22(15) spanking innings ensured a par score of 9-197 was posted.

In reply, Barmy Army lost Coxon 10(10) to the impressive Bailey (1-15) but as conditions worsened Martin 27*(29) and Embleton 11*(19) started to make hay bringing the score to1-54 in the 10th over before everyone admitted defeat to the weather.

A creditable effort by all parties not least the groundsman for allowing play to continue as long as he did but it became inevitable the weather was going to win

A very useful work out for the students as they looked at 5 new faces for 2011 while some of the older players like the Ullyott’s took their chance to shine again while Bailey’s effort is now being channelled into some very useful pacey bowling spells.

We will end on a question

Has any other side ever fielded three sets of brothers in one game?

Thomas and William Ullyott
Dale and Craig Marshall
Jordan and Nathan Clennell

Surely it has to be a record….or is it?

The next matches are now planned for September as the club takes a break but keep an eye out as there is plenty going to be happening between now and then.