The Shrewsbury Saracens booked their place in round 2 of the Cricketer Cup after a fine performance away at Felsted, based around a record-breaking partnership between Ben Chapman (123*) and Ed Pollock (131).
After losing the toss and being inserted the Saracens made 329-4 from their 50 overs, the majority of which were scored by left-handers Chapman (Rt 95-00) and Pollock (I 11-13), who put on 242 for the third wicket. We understand that this is the highest partnership for the 3rd wicket in the competition’s history, and the second highest partnership for any wicket (as well as being the highest Saracens partnership). Both played superbly, and the loyal Saracens supporters who had ignored the weather forecast were rewarded with an exhibition of batsmanship.
In reply, after a good start the Robins were tied down by the Saracens spinners and had limped to 155/6 from 34 overs before the worst of the rain came. With no more play possible, the Saracens thereby prevailed on run rate.
The Saracens will now play the Old Alleynians in the second round, away at Dulwich on Sunday 26 June 2016 (11.30 am start). All support will be welcome, as ever.