A Game of Two Halves
Saturday 25th June 2006.
Fernhurst CC v Lodsworth CC at Fernhurst.
Lodsworth CC 214 for 5 (Christian Budd 65, James Hickey 59, Rod Taylor 34: J Bristowe 12 overs 2 for 45).
Fernhurst CC 132 all out (S Melrose 31, J Bristowe 26: Martin Howard 1.3 overs 3 for 1, Jon Houghton 10 overs 2 for 17, Paul Phillips 11 overs 2 for 37, Matt Hall 7 overs 2 for 30)
Lodsworth won by 82 runs
In a game of two halves, starting at 1.30pm Lodsworth faced 40 overs, before taking an extended tea break to watch the England v Equador game, returning to complete the cricket match with 40 overs from 6.00 pm. Lodsworth played possibly their best cricket of the season to produce a good all-round team performance. Christian Budd (65) and James Hickey (59) both returned their best score of the season, as did Rod Taylor with a swashbuckling 34. The young Fernhurst bowler J Bristowe gave a spirited display of pace bowling to return figures of 12 overs 2 for 45.
With Beckham’s free kick safely tucked away (along with several pints of beer) the two teams returned to the field. Fernhurst were contained by some fierce bowling from Paul Phillips (11 overs 2 for 37) and Matt Hall (7 overs 2 for 30). S Melrose (31) and J Bristowe (26) put up some stout resistance but Jon Houghton applied the brakes with a spell of 10 overs 2 for 17 and then just as it seemed the home team would survive for 40 overs, Martin Howard came on to bowl 1.3 overs and take 3 wickets for 1 run.
Man of the Match: Christian Budd