Saturday 15 May – Burbage and Easton Royals v Bear Flat

by | May 12, 2021 | Match Preview

Burbage and Easton Royals CC Saturday XI

Bear Flat CC
Saturday XI

Saturday 15th May – 13:00
@ Burbage and Easton Royals, Wiltshire (SN8 3AN)

Quickfire question: Longest away trip for The Bears!? 5…4…3…2…1…Most would say Avebury, but the Saturday XI have the pleasure of a different answer, Burbage! The 1hr 15 min drive leaves the social Bears (looking at you, the Morrises) thanking god for that pesky no spectator rule. For everyone else forced to make the journey, the consolation prize is a lovely away ground.

The Bears last shared a league with Burbage & Easton Royals 2nd XI during the 2019 WCCL Division 2 season, culminating in Burbage securing 1st place and the Bears 3rd. The head to heads saw the Bears lose by 56 runs at home and 2 runs away. If my memory serves me correctly, a certain Mr Strange bottled the final ball of the latter fixture.

With Andy’s fractured hand holding him on the sidelines, it’ll be down to the rest of the Saturday XI to step up to the plate for what should hopefully be a close encounter of the good kind.

The start time is 13:00 at Burbage & Easton Royals CC, Marlborough, SN8 3AN.