Saturday June 10th
Lodsworth CC v Havant “A” CC at Lodsworth
Havant “A” CC 105 all out (W Hindley 27, N Morgan 26; Matt Hall 9.2 overs 3 for 11, Andy Long 9 overs 2 for 10, Jon Houghton 5 overs 2 for 12, Martin Howard 7 overs 2 for 23)
Lodsworth CC 106 for 3 (Jon Houghton 33, Chris Duncton 30, James Hickey 24 not out, Matt Hall 11 not out; A Boniface 5 overs 2 for 9)
Lodsworth won by 7 wickets
After last weeks mauling at the hands of Graffham CC, Lodsworth bounced back with a 7 wickets victory over the Portsmouth based team Havant A. For the first time this season Lodsworth won the toss and elected to field. With the benefit of the new ball the Lodsworth bowlers steadily accounted for the Havant team who were restricted to 105 all out. Once again Matt Hall returned the best bowling figures for Lodsworth with 9.2 overs 3 for 11 backed by Martin Howard, Jon Houghton and Andy Long who each claimed two wickets.
Lodsworth’s openers Jon Houghton (33) and Chris Duncton (30) provided a strong platform before falling in successive overs to the spin bowling of A Boniface (5 overs 2 for 9). James Hickey (24 not out) then came together with Matt Hall (11 not out). The pair brought the Lodsworth innings to a close in a decisive manner with Hickey smashing four 4’s off the last seven balls.
Man-of-the-match Matt Hall.