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Another win for 2s

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

Trojans won the toss and elected to bat, Karthik and Ian Burrows opened the
bowling. The first wicket fell in the 4th over and was quickly followed on
the next ball by the 2nd. The 3rd wicket fell in the 5th over and the score
was 1-3 off 5. Karthik took another wicket in the 8th over taking the score
to 8-4 off 8. Dan Austin and Malik Kudmany replaced Karthik and
Burrows(5-2-6-1). Having not bowled for a while, Dan looked a little rusty
but improved with every ball bowled. He finished his 5 over spell with a 2
wicket maiden (5-1-25-2). Malik did an excellent job at the David Lloyd end
with figures of 6-3-6-1. Steve Noton completed the bowling line up with 2
wickets from 2 overs for 4 runs. Karthik(5.1-3-5-4) returned for one ball
to take the 10th wicket with an excellent catch in the slips. Trojans all
out for 47 off 23.1 overs.

It was decided to take tea after Travellers innings. The batting line up
was spearheaded by a trio of Allens – Simon and Kev to bat 1 and 2 with
Dave Allen at 3. It was immediately clear that the colts of Trojans were a
much better bowling side. Scoring was slow and this was compounded by the
loss of the first wicket in the 2nd over, Kev Allen out for 0. Simon Allen
faired slightly better before being caught for 8 in the 5th over. Dave
Allen followed in the next over, bowled for 2 runs. Lee Stark seemed to
enjoy his time in the middle hitting his first boundary for Travellers. He
was out for 6 in the 10th over. Up next Karthik and Malik who proceeded to
steady the ship with Karthik hitting some big boundaries. Early nerves were
settled and the score quickly raced to 46. The game was won with a huge 6
from Karthik in the 13th over.

Excellent win against a Trojans side mainly comprised of Colts. The game
was played in good spirits and after tea we played a 16 over friendly which
Trojans won. The highlight of the day would have to be Ludo’s 2 over spell
: 2-0-7-3.


Good win for first team

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The first team travelled to Sway and batted first. We managed 194 all out.
Febin got the innings moving with 4 early boundaries but our total was
built around an excellent 79 from Abhijit. He was well supported by Prath
and Shiv in particular, but looking at the scorecard most people chipped in
with a few runs.
We bowled well with Prashant in particular keeping it tight , bowling his
overs straight through and conceding just 23 runs. The winning spell was
from Bob on his return. He took 5 for 33 as the pitch allowed him bounce
and spin. There were 2 wickets for Shiv, one for Irfan, in an economical
spell, and one for Matt, who also had 3 catches dropped. Sway were all out
for 162 keeping us near the top end of the table with an away game against
top team Farley next week.

Second team in disappointingly one-sided win

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The second team played Cadnam 3rds on a damp pitch at Lordshill. Cadnam won
the toss and batted first. They struggled throughout against accurate
bowling. Debutant Jose Joseph bowled quickly to get 3 early wickets. Ian
also took 3 wickets and Malick 2, with 2 run outs. Cadnam could only manage
44, exactly half their runs coming from a youngster who hit the ball well.
Needing only 45 Simon fell early but then Kev and Chris Vallis, also on
debut, knocked of the runs in 4.5 overs. Chris almost ‘did an Abhijit’ with
one straight 6 hitting the very top of the fence into the school grounds.
The Cadnam skipper was apologetic at tea for their weak team and admitted
they had batted to ensure they did not suffer a long spell in the field on
such a windswept afternoon.

First team scrape to narrow victory

by Ian Burrows 0 Comments

The first team played at home to Ashurst and Lyndhurst on Saturday. We lost
the toss and were in the field. We got off to a great start with Prashant
taking 2 wickets in the first over of the match. Four Lyndhurst players
reached double figures but 19 was top score and they were all out for 91.
We bowled well on a helpful pitch with Chris and Shiv each taking 3 wickets
and Irfan and Matt one each to add to Prashant’s early successes.
We hoped to make light work of the low target even without this season’s
main run corer Abhijit. It was not to be.Jithin with 15 and Imad with top
score of 25 got us half way to our target but after that only Shiv managed
double figures. When the 9th wicket fell we still needed 3 runs to win.
Irfan managed a single and then Chris hit a rare loose ball for 4 to get us
over the line. The opposition bowlers, especially the spinners had been
excellent but we did lack patience at times in chasing down our low target.
One highlight of the afternoon was having our scorebook looked after by Vic
Isaacs, a friend of umpire Nigel, who some of you will know was Hampshire’s
scorer for many years. We hope to welcome him back again.