Romsey Town vs. Newmarket II

July 21, 1990
Trumpington

Romsey Town (214/6 in 40 6-ball overs)
defeated
Newmarket II (169 in 40 6-ball overs)
by 45 runs.

After years of making thirties and forties, captain Andy Owen finally cracked the big five-oh today . . . and then promptly went on to score the club's first ever century. This is what The Cambridge Evening News had to say about it:

OWEN THE HISTORY MAKER

There will be a few celebrations tomorrow evening whether or not Romsey Town win their Anglia Computers Junior League game at Quy.

The result of the Division 4 South game against Cherry Hinton second team will be an irrelevance when it comes to making the first century in the club's history.

That was scored, appropriately enough, by skipper Andy Owen against Newmarket last Saturday.

But being a shift worker at Scherings, Owen had no time to celebrate his own first hundred a he had to dash to work immeidately after the game finished.

Romsey are in their ninth season and had almost given up hope of a player hitting a century until Owen, who had never passed 50 in a league game before, got to work hitting 17 fours and a six.

He had one stroke of luck when he was dropped in the covers when on 98 as he shared stands of 84 with Agha Khan (33) and 92 with Colin Freeman (38). It helped Romsey to pass 200 for the first time in three years.

``Andy deserved his success,'' said Freeman. ``He only moved to open the innings because we have had problems there this season and being captain he believed in leading from the front.''

``It was a good innings and he clobbered the bad balls.''

``We didn't have a chance to celebrate, but we will make up for it this week,'' Freeman promised.