Exmouth CC's Greenway plays big role in Ashes match in Australia

PUBLISHED: 14:46 20 January 2011

George Greenway who has joined the England Cricket Deaf Squad. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8801-51-10AW

George Greenway who has joined the England Cricket Deaf Squad. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8801-51-10AW

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EXMOUTH teenage cricketer George Greenway played a part in the England versus Australia Deaf Ashes match that ended in a draw and so saw the hosts retain the Ashes.

The Maer ground youngster claimed a caught and bowled to see to the taking of the second Australian wicket to fall, and he went on to bowl his ten overs, returning the very economical figures of 1-22.

He also held a catch to help remove the number nine batsman as the hosts were bowled out for 157 in 69 overs.

When England batted they were in all sorts of trouble, seven wickets down with just 86 on the board, when Greenway made his way to the wicket.

He was the next man out but not until the score had ticked along to 129 with Greenway helping unbeaten centurion opener, U Valijee (104no), add 43 for the tenth wicket. Greenway faced 45 deliveries in his 49 minute stay at the wicket and struck three 4s. England eventually closed on 188, a lead of 31 runs.

In their second innings, Australia recovered from a perilous 70-5 to close on 246 with Greenway used for just the one over.

England had insufficient time to force a win and they had to settle for a closing total of 129-7 with Greenway one of the batsmen not called to the wicket in the second innings.

The two sides will now contest a number of one day matches.

Scores: Australia 157 and 246, England 188 and 129-7.

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