Jun 12 2012 By Tim Street
Beaconsfield seconds 184-7 Ruislip 173 all out Ruislip lost by 11 runs
SKIPPER Ollie Jansen declared he was proud of his Ruislip troops after running unbeaten league leaders Beaconsfield seconds close on Saturday.
Having won their first game of the season last week by a narrow five-run margin, the shoe was on the other foot this time as they went down by just 11 in their run chase.
Azaan Hayat landed a four-wicket haul for the second week running, but it was not enough to inflict a first defeat of the season on Beaconsfield.
The table-toppers, relegated from Division Three last year and looking for a swift return, were restricted to 184-7, giving Ruislip’s batsmen an achievable target.
However, despite some solid batting, with the runs shared around and no real big scores, they finally succumbed to 173 all out.
Jansen said: "We gave a team who have not lost this season a real scare, so I was pleased, and with a bit more application we could easily have won.
"Our batting has shown real signs of improvement following some early season collapses, so that was a positive for us too."