Bapchild Cricket Club

3rd’s make it four out of four

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The 3rd team won their fourth game on the bounce at the weekend when they played Hingham & Mockbeggar in a low scoring thriller.  The visitors put the 3rd’s into bat and Brian Carey and Nathan Glazier (32) got the team off to a solid start until Brian was caught with the score on 29.  Wickets fell regularly with only Tony Hadfield (26) putting up any resistance and when the last wicket fell (robbing the Chairman at the other end of his half century with only another 49 runs needed) the team found themselves bowled out for 96 in the 30th over.

The visitors also started strongly but a fine slip catch by Nathan off Ethan Collier saw the open partnership broken at 32.  Nathan followed it up quickly afterwards with a sharp runout.  Shiv Patel (3 for 45) joined the attach picking up some important wickets and keeping up the pressure as did Brian Carey (1 for 15) when he also joined the attack.  The visitors required just 8 runs with 3 wickets and 24 overs left when Captain Eric Philips inspired bowling change saw Ethan return to the attack and take a wicket with his first ball.  Five dot balls later the Captain took a huge gamble by bringing the Chairman back and once he learnt how to bowl straight took the 2nd to last wicket.  Ethan finished the game with the first ball of his next over to see the team win by 8 runs.

 

The 1st team were also bowled out for 96 in their match away to Walmer.  In difficult conditions that favoured the bowling team the 1st’s struggled to put any partnership together with only Adam Larking (24), Tom Carey (22) and Joe Mills (12) making double figures.  The team batted through to the 50th over losing the last wicket on the last ball of the innings.

Joe Mills picked up an early wicket but with the sun coming out and the pitch becoming docile the home team knocked off the runs, losing no more wickets, in the 19th over

 

The 2nd team were involved in another thriller entertaining Cowdrey at home.  Cowdrey put Bapchild into bat and with the top 5 scoring 24 runs looked to be the right decision however Matt Lewis (16), Michael Willis (17), Michael Neame (15) and superb knocks from James Sutton (40) and Glenn Kennett (54 no) meant the team reached a respectable 179 for 9 in their allotted overs.

Michael Neame opened with some good  bowling picking up 2 for 30 off his 14 overs supported well by Glen Kennett (3 for 49), Matt Lewis (2 for 52) and Owen Harrison (1 for 44) meant the visitors need around 6.5 an overs in the last 10 overs.   It came down to 4 off the last over and with some good death bowling from Matt Lewis looked like the team would finish the job but a inside edge for four meant Cowdrey won on the 2nd to last ball with two wickets remaining.

 

The Sunday XI travelled to Ash.  Winning the toss and electing to bat the team got off to a solid start with openers Steve Roberts (21) and Tom Carey (16). Ricky Dale (85) put on another great batting display equally supported by Joe Mills (57) and between them pushed the score on to a very respectable 204 for 5 off their 40 overs.

Good bowling from Joe Mills, Steve Roberts and Ricky Dale put pressure on the home team as they found themselves 4 wickets down but a show of class from batsman Stuart Drakeley scoring 104 in the middle order took the game away from the team. Ash reached the target in the 32nd over with out losing any further wickets.

 

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