Bapchild Cricket Club

Wins all round


The firsts travelled to Walmer and on losing the toss were put into the field.   An excellent opening spell from Joshua Hunt and Tyler Wassell kept the home  team to a slow start (Josh 10 overs for 12 runs) and Tyler literally putting his body on line taking one on the foot for the team.  Alan Hampton (3 for 76), back from injury, joined the attack, picking up their opening bat.    Good batting from Walmer meant that they had reached 181 when the third wicket fell.  Joshua (3 for 34)  rejoined the attack and as the home team tried to push on wickets began to fall with Bapchild picking up 5 wickets for 38 runs leaving the home team on 219 for 8 off their allotted overs.

Bapchild got off to a shaky start losing their first three wickets for just 37 runs however, cometh the hour cometh the middle order.  Joe Mills ripped into the Walmer attack hitting the ball to all parts of the ground before holing out for 42 supported equally well by Lee Taylor (30) but when both fell with the score on 122 for 5 Walmer looked confident.  Alan Hampton (14)  helped settle the ship and then a superb 66 run partnership by Cameron (65 no) and Joe Cooper (27 no) with some big sixes from Cameron meant the first reached the target with 8.2 overs to spare.  A great run chase by the team.

The twos entertain Holcombe & Blue Bell Hill.   Feeling confident and winning toss Bapchild decided to bat and while the top order looked solid, wickets fell regularly with Mark Forshaw (26) coming out the best.  Three wickets for 6 runs meant the home team suddenly found themselves at 99 for 8 and facing an early finish.  However, again cometh the hour, Lincoln Bryden playing only his second game (and first innings) of the season played majestically in a cool and controlled manner.  Supported equally as well by Michael Neame (43) the pair put on a wonderful 98 run partnership.  Not helped by the Chairman who needed to “just do one job” and failed left Lincoln stranded on 74 with no more partners.  The team had reached a very respectable 209 all out in the 45th over.

Michael Neame (7 overs for 17) and Harry Mantle (1 for 39) supported by James Weller put the visitors under early pressure which forced a good run out leaving the visitors two wickets down just before the drinks breakand only in the 50s.  Good spells from wicket machine Glenn Kennett (3 for 48) and the Chairman (2 for 27) meant the visitors found themselves 115 for 7 with little overs left and the win out of reach.  With  some very dark clouds looming all round the ground the team decided to race through the overs to ensure a finished match in order to secure the win.   H & BH pushed on seeking batting points but still ended 35 runs short after their extended 47 overs

The threes had no game this week

The Sunday 1st XI game was conceded by the opposition Stone-in-Oxley

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