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CERN CC – Bellingham Tour 2011 – 2nd / 3rd July vs Trafford Solicitors CC

The annual pilgrimage to Bellingham was met with unusually fine weather and a strong assembly of pilgrims to compete with the Mancunian legal team and co-defendants. On day 1 CERN won the toss and put the opposition in. The Trafford left-handed opener Horsford was missed off a sharp return catch and he went on to make 82 on his tour debut for Trafford, who eventually reached a total of 200.

Elvin (95) and John Osborne (52) in a third wicket stand of 120 put CERN in control but when Elvin’s innings ended, shortly followed by Osborne, CERN rapidly collapsed and were all out for 195, thus losing by 5 runs.

On day 2 Trafford won the toss and elected to bat first. The story of the Trafford innings was once more written with the bat of Horsford, who had scored 70 not out by the end of the innings out of a total of 152.

The CERN reply after lunch never really got started. No batsman until Wall at No.5 got into double figures and he was unlucky to hit his wicket. At 53 for 6 all was not lost as the majority run scorers of the previous day were yet to bat. Unfortunately, both Osborne and Elvin came and went cheaply and CERN only reached a total of 81 to lose for the second time in the weekend.
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