Saturday 4th June 2006.
Lodsworth CC v Westbourne CC at Lodsworth.
Westbourne CC 210 for 9 (Butt 87, Taylor 33: Paul Phillips 8 overs 3 for 45, Matt Hall 10 overs 3 for 50, Jon Houghton 7 overs 2 for 41)
Lodsworth CC 61 all out (Oliver King 19, James Hickey 17: Rayham 8 overs 5 for 18, Haynes 10 overs 2 for 27).
Westbourne won by 140 runs
Chasing a score of 210, Lodsworth collapsed against visitors Westbourne. The team is struggling to capture the sparkling batting form of last season although some consolation can be taken from the fact that this is only the second defeat of the current campaign.Lodsworth Collapse.
Westbourne won the toss and elected to bat on a blistering hot day. Following the loss of one opener in the first over, a second wicket stand of 121 ensued, in which Butt was outstanding with an innings of 87 including three 6’s and eleven 4’s. Lodsworth’s bowlers laboured in the heat. Paul Phillips claimed 3 wickets for 45 runs from 8 overs and Matt Hall 3 for 50 off 10 overs but hopes of containing the visitors evaporated when no.8 batsman Taylor smashed a rampaging 33.
Lodsworth’s response was laboured and all their batsmen struggled to master Westbourne’s accurate spin bowlers. Oliver King (19) and James Hickey (17) enjoyed a brief period of ascendancy but with their departure the batting collapsed to end on 61 all out. The Westbourne bowlers Rayham and Haynes finished with 5 for 18 of 8 overs and 2 for 27 off 10 overs respectively.