Sunday July 17th
Lodsworth CC v Salthill CC at Lodsworth
Salthill CC 159 for 8 declared (J Arnold 54, S King 30; Paul Phillips 6 overs 4 for 19)
Lodsworth CC 141 all out (Martin Howard 40, James Hickey 32; A Elsbury 7 overs 5 for 33, S King 8 overs 2 for 22)
Lodsworth fielded an exceptionally young team with three 13/14-year-old colts and in the circumstances did well against a very experienced XI from Salthill (Fishbourne).
Salthill won the toss and batted resolutely. J Arnold (54) and S King (30) were the pick of the Salthill batsmen while Paul Phillips took the bowling honours for Lodsworth with 6 overs 4 for 19, three of the wickets coming in one over. Fourteen-year-old Harry Diamond making his debut for Lodsworth took one wicket with an incredibly athletic caught and bowled effort. Salthill declared at 159 for 8.
In reply Lodsworth never achieved any momentum, with the exception of Martin Howard who hit a career best 40 and James Hickey who knocked 32 in typically aggressive fashion. But the home team ran out of steam and finished 19 runs short of the target at 141 all out, with five wickets falling to Salthill’s 17-year-old fast bowler A Elsbury.
Man-of-the-match Paul Phillips