Bapchild Cricket Club

Matt Finally Gets His Half Century

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Congratulations to Matt Lewis who finally got his maiden fifty at senior level after a long wait.

Matt travelled to Offham with the 2nd XI and was put into bat. Two early wickets put the pressure on but Captain Nick Page (22) and James Sutton put on a 50 partnership until Nick was run out.  James was joined by Tom Carey and together they put on an impressive 103 run partnership until James on 64 holed out.  Matt joined Tom in the middle and as Tom moved on to an excellent 92 not out, Matt finally reached his first senior 50 just before then end of the innings with the score on 248 for 4

Offham decided not to chase the target and even though Bapchild threw 9 bowlers into the attack at the close the home team were on 158 for 2 giving the team a winning draw

 

The 1st XI had a delayed start against Rainham 1st XI at Radfield Hill due to a damp pitch and with the game reduced to 38 overs aside Rainham decided to bat.   Some outstanding bowling from openers Adam Rayner (4 for 24) and  Joshua Hunt (3 for 27) supported by some outstanding fielding meant the visitors found themselves 44 for 7.   Rainham rallied and reached 116 for 9 off their allotted overs.

The team lost an early wicket but the team looked comfortable even though wickets fell regularly and with the score on 95 for 5 a well deserved win looked on the books. However as the overs whittled away and with some good bowling the pressure mounted and unfortunately the team found themselves all out for 108 half way through the last over.

 

The 3rd XI continued their winning ways when they visited Rainham 3XI.  Electing to field Bapchild picked up wickets regularly with some fine bowling from Ethan Collier (4 for 34) Graeme Corner (3 for 24) Neil Bloor (3 for 18) and Shiv Patel (0 for 38) meant the home team were bowled out for 118 in the 37th over

Bapchild lost three early wickets but a fine partnership between Chris Knope (32) and James Elkin (49 not out) who avoided a jug by hitting a 4 to win the match instead of a six saw the 3s win by 5 wickets in the 33rd over making it 5 out of 5.

(FootNote: The Chairman had not been selected for the 3s this week because it was a warm day and it seems he only gets picked when it is freezing cold !!)

 

The Sunday XI did not have a match this week

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