Easebourne CC v Lodsworth CC at Easebourne

Sunday 8th May 2005.

Easebourne CC v Lodsworth CC at Easebourne.

Lodsworth CC 153 all out (Jon Houghton 65, Alistair Rix 19, Rod Taylor 15; T Dixon 9 overs 4 for 38, C Dixon 8 overs 3 for 32).

Easebourne CC 82 for 9 (T Dixon 28, Paul White 26; Matt Hall 17 overs 5 for 40, Andy Long 14 overs 2 for 34)

Match Drawn

Easebourne won the toss and Lodsworth were put in to bat. The visitors lost two early wickets to aggressive bowling by T Dixon but Jon Houghton (65) gradually steered Lodsworth into a commanding position assisted by Alistair Rix (19), Rod Taylor (15) and Oliver King (12). Aided by some wayward Easebourne bowling that contributed 28 extras, Lodsworth eventually finished on 153 off 33 overs.

In reply, Easebourne, faced by tight bowling from Matt Hall (17 overs 5 for 40), and Andy Long (14 overs 2 for 34) failed to achieve any momentum. Only T Dixon with 28 runs and Paul White with 26 runs put up any resistance. With the departure of White, Easebourne

were on the ropes and went into the last over with just 77 runs on the board and 9 wickets down. The Lodsworth players crowded around the bat, but the final Easebourne pair of R Hyde and P Prudente managed to cling on and were relieved to secure a draw.

Bob Powell

Captain Lodsworth CC.

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