Sunday 28th August
Petworth Park CC v Lodsworth CC at Petworth Park
Lodsworth CC 178 all out in 36 overs ( Andy Long 48, Matt Hall 47, Martin Howard 24; Jerry Wakeford 8 over 6 for 24).
Petworth Park CC 52 all out (C Charlesworth 24 not out: Andy Long 10 overs 4 for 9, Gregg Ryan 3 overs 3 for 1)
The annual game between Petworth and Lodsworth was reinstated on August Bank Holiday Sunday after a lapse of two years. Put in to bat Lodsworth began confidently with an opening stand by Rob Hall (18) and Martin Howard (24) but then tumbled disastrously to 59 for 7. The damage was caused by Petworth Park skipper Jerry Wakefield who recorded 8 overs 6 for 24.
But then the Lodsworth tail wagged! Matt Hall (47) and Andy Long (48) came together in a 8th wicket partnership of 96 to help Lodsworth recover to 155 for 8.
And then the tail wagged again! Veterans Bob Powell and John King (combined age 128) put on a 10th wicket stand of 20 and Lodsworth ended at tea on 178 all out.
Tea was taken, crowded around the TV, watching the test match at Trent Bridge draw to a tense conclusion. It was all too much for Petworth Park who after tea collapsed to 52 all out with only C Charlesworth (27 not out) offering resistance. The pick of the Lodsworth bowlers were Andy Long with 10 overs 4 for 9 and a notable first appearance of Gregg Ryan with 3 overs 3 wickets for 1 run.