Cricket:Bankers shock league leaders

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Eagar’s unbeaten 101 in 12 overs featured a string of stunning shots, which included a huge six through the covers, and came up with one ball of the innings left.

His knock included two 6s and 14 fours.HSBC won the toss and decided to bat in sunny but windy conditions.

After two quiet overs, with 12 on board, Eagar and Royston du Feu started to open up and the runs quickly started to pile on.

Despite Centurions changing their bowlers round, Eagar was in brilliant form and had no problems hitting the first ever hundred by an HSBC player.The pair put on 126 for the opening partnership, before du Feu was out for 30, as HSBC finished with their best score this season of 158 for 2 with Eagar carrying his bat.Despite facing a formidable target Centurions were confident and up for the challenge, especially with their strong batting line-up.However, under pressure to keep the score board ticking along at 14 per over, they quickly found themselves in trouble.

Having hit a huge six, Joel Richardson was caught by wicket keeper du Feu for nine in the second over and with tight fielding, held catches and good bowling, wickets fell regularly.The key wicket of Smith fell with the batsman on 30 to Santosh, who finished with fine figures of 3 for 27.Supported by Bannister and Knapman with two wickets apiece, all chances for a Centurion win evaporated and they ended up well beaten by 52 runs.JUBRFC’s second victory of the season, by eight wickets over Jersey Academicals at Les Quennevais, lifts them off the bottom and above last night’s opponents.Paul Dicker top-scored with 32 as Accies put on a modest 87 for 4 from 12 overs with Bertie Broughton taking 3 for 23.Nick Symonds (18) and Cameron Walker (45 not out) got JUBRFC’s run chase off to a flying start and they reached their target with three overs to spare.At FB Fields St Helier RFC moved above Securicor after protecting their total by a narrow margin of just five runs.Saints batted first and set a reasonable total of 144 for 4 from 14 overs with Tim Butlin hitting a splendid unbeaten 73 and Gareth Bayley supporting well with 39.In reply Securicor opener C Rowe fell one short of a half century and Blampied (27) and Luca Caviglione (28) both scored well but some tight bowling, in particular from Nigel Maton (2 for 26), secured JUBRFC victory.

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