Another win for first team
The first team played Steeple Langford 1s at home on a warm afternoon. Shiv
failed in his first duty as skipper of the day by losing the toss so we
were in the field. Our visitors batted aggressively from the start but lost
wickets steadily and it was clear that they were less able to take the
bowlers on lower in the order. Wickets went to Ian, Irfan and Prashant with
2 each, with one for Matt and 3 for the skipper. The fielding improved
after some early misfields on the uneven outfield and Dave S performed
valiantly behind the stumps. Steeple Langford achieved 170 al out in 40.3
It was good to see club stalwarts Julie Wright and Nigel keir watching
during the first innings.
When we batted we lost a couple of early wickets but attacking innings from
Imad, with 45 and Adil, on debut, with 34 set us on the way. The target was
reached in a hurry once Abhijit came to the crease. He scored 59, reaching
50 in just 18 balls with 9 fours and a six. Shiv tried to get us an extra
point by finishing the match with a six to get us to 175 but his pull fell
a few yards short and went for 4.
In the end it was a comfortable 4 wicket victory setting us up for a tricky
away game at Paultons next week.
The full scorecard can be found at southamptontravellers.play-cricket.com