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22 Players but no results!

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

On Friday evening at 7.30 I was feeling pleased that we were set for 2
games with full teams. Then I heard from Steve that Locks Heath could not
raise a team so the 2s were off. Ah well at least the forecast was not too
bad so the 1s should be Ok. Indeed soon after 1pm on Saturday we were
underway at Burley and by 2.15 were looking good on 70 for 2 off 17.
However the dark clouds which had been lurking were starting to produce
drizzle and before long we were off the field watching steady rain for over
an hour. Consequently the match was abandoned and after tea we headed for
the pub!
Better luck next week.

Record Breaking Win for First Team

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

After a difficult week involving us being unable to field 2 teams the first
team had a convincing win over Whieparish.

We batted first and after the openers fell early useful contributions from
John Denham and Imad Nabi on debut paved the way for a 5th wicket stand of
163 between Shiv Choudhury and Abhijit Jagadeesh. Shiv made an impressive
50 but the star of the show was Abhijit who ended on 173*. So far as I know
this is a record score for the club. There were numerous big sixes and
powerful fours as Abhijit rode his luck, some hard catches went down, to
guide us to 286 for 4.

Chasing such a large total was always going to be tough for Whiteparish and
Matt Brown with 5 wickets for 2 runs soon destroyed any chance they may
have had. We used 8 bowlers in dismissing Whiteparish for 51. There were
wickets for Irfan Khan, Steve Noton and myself but perhaps the pick of the
bowlers after Matt was Prashant Sagar with 5 overs for 4 runs with a
dropped catch.

So a good start to the season. On to Burley next week with the seconds home
to Locks Heath 4ths.