In a high-scoring game, the Badgers were resoundingly beaten by first-time opponents Old Rutlishians. A total of 243/8 and a century for debutant Ben Cornish put the Badgers in a strong position at tea. However, that total proved woefully short, as the Badger bowlers were put to the sword. Rutlishians cantered to a win with 16 overs to spare – one of their opening batsmen finishing on 147 not out.

The Badgers were left to reflect on that familiar maxim: Don’t play any team with ‘Old’ in their name. They’ll almost certainly be too good.

Saturday 16th August 2014 Rutlishians Old Rutlishians vs Badgers Battersea Badgers

Battersea Badgers 243 for 8 (45 overs)

  • Cornish 105 (69)
  • Shone 28 (41)
  • Hirst 23 (38)
  • Jinks 20 (36)

Old Rutlishians 246 for 3 (29 overs)

  • Unknown 147 (97)
  • Unknown 54 (46)
  • Cole 2/43 (6)
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