Cameron Jeffers on form to help Cowbridge cause an upset
Cameron Jeffers played a prominent role in Cowbridge Cricket Club’s convincing 103-run upset win over Bridgend Town Cricket Club in the Welsh Cricket Cup at the weekend.
The Bermudian gathered 30 from 41 balls and added 75 with centurion Aman Gandhi (114 not out) for the eighth wicket.
Jeffers also held his own with the ball on the way to economical figures of one for 15 from eight overs with his leg spin.
Jeffers’s was the last wicket to fall on the penultimate ball of the innings as hosts Cowbridge closed on 205 for eight in their allotted 40 overs after being sent in to bat at the Athletic Ground.
South Wales Premier League 1 side Bridgend, who play a division above Cowbridge, were then skittled out for 102 in 30.3 overs with first and fourth change bowlers Jack Davies and Alexander Reed leading the hosts’ attack with three wickets each.
“To get off to a winning start and beat a Premier League side who are a division above us was a massive statement and a big step in the right direction for the club,” Jeffers told The Royal Gazette. “I think all round we played to the situation really well and played as a team.
“That’s why we got over the line in such fashion as we did.”
The Cardiff Metropolitan University student was pleased to have made a solid contribution with the bat coming in at No 9.“I walked to the wicket with us 128 for 7 and the track was deteriorating quite quickly,” he added.
“It made it hard to hit out, so my role was to support the guy [Gandhi] that was in and set and let him do most of the scoring.
“I tried to turn over most of the strike to him, but if the ball was in my area I went for it.
“We batted through the majority of the innings until I got run out on the second to last ball trying to give him strike, which I did not mind as I felt I had done my job for the team.”
Jeffers was equally pleased with his bowling, in particular claiming the wicket of middle-order batsman Thomas Jones for a golden duck with a googly.
“I pitched it outside off and it turned between the gate and clipped the top of the stump,” he said.
“Probably one of the best balls I have bowled all year, so that was a really nice feeling.”
The Bailey’s Bay player was not the only Bermudian on his team as Amari Ebbin did a tidy job behind the stumps.
“Amari kept exceptionally well, especially in deteriorating conditions where some balls would bounce and some would keep low and some would turn and some would not,” added Jeffers, who also held a catch.
“He had a fantastic game behind the stumps and was really instrumental in keeping the pressure on and keeping that drum beat in tempo with the team.”
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