CRICKET: Remshaw leading the way at Oakham Cricket Club
Seasoned Oakham cricketer David Ramshaw has put an underwhelming couple of summers with the bat behind him to emerge instead as Oakham CC’s leading wicket-taker so far this campaign.
Handed the ball five times for Oakham 2nd XI, he has garnered 16 wickets in barely 35 overs, including successive five-wicket hauls followed by a ‘four-for’, all at an average of only 8.4 runs.
His latest contribution – a solitary wicket in Oakham’s crushing home win over L&R Division Five East leaders YMA on Saturday – looks paltry on the face of it, but came off only three overs without a single run being taken from him.
Ramshaw’s intelligent seam bowling has helped Oakham to fourth in the table as they press for back-to-back promotions under the captaincy of Graham Cooper.
There are even signs that his self-rediscovery as a bowling force might be rubbing off on his batting: on a call-up to the 1st XI, David played a vital late cameo in his team’s thrilling last-ball tie with Kirby Muxloe in Division Two.