Same Old Story

SAME OLD STORY

LODSWORTH THIS WEEK WERE PLAYING DOWN IN THE LOVELY VILLAGE OF TANGMERE WITH THE DOUGLAS BADER ARMS ON SHOW NR THE GROUND….? FOR ALL U RAF FANS OUT THERE, THIS GAME WAS LIKE THE NEW AIRBUS A380. GRAND, GREAT, AWESOME AND DEFINATELY 1 FOR ALL TO SEE.

WELL SOME THINGS DONT CHANGE AND MR HALL YET AGAIN LOST THE TOSS (MORE LOSSES THAN DERBY LAST YEAR) AND SO WE WERE BOWLING FIRST AGAIN.?? ON A FLAT BATTING TRACK IT WAS UP TO LONG AND PHILLIPS TO OPEN UP THE ATTACK. TANGMERES OPENERS PLAYED WELL WITH LITTLE TO WORRY THEM IN THE 1ST 10 OVERS UNTIL HALL INTRODUCED HIMSELF AND IMMEDIATELY MADE THE BREAK THRU.? HOUGHTON THEN WITH HIS MILITARY MEDUIUM TIED UP 1 END AND THE SCORIN RATE SLOWED. 15 YR OLD BROWN THEN HIT A BRISK 37 AND WITH CAMEOS FROM THE MIDDLE ORDER TANGMERE FINISHED ON 135- 5 OFF 39 OVERS…

LONG? 13-4-30-1?????? PHILLIPS? 12-1-53-1?? HALL 6-1-20-1??
HOUGHTON? 8-1-27-2???????? APPROX FIGURES…..

WITH A DODGY BACK AND A MAN IN FORM IT WAS UP TO ANDY WS AND HOUGHTON TO OPEN THE BATTING.? REMEMBER LODDY HAD 8 MEN WITH FILLINS FROM BEN, TOM AND HUNTER TO MAKE UP NUMBERS SO? SOME BATSMEN HAD TO PRODUCE AGAINST A SOLID TANGMERE QUARTET SEAM ATTACK.

AWS AND JH OPENED VERY WELL WITH AN ARRAY OF SHOTS FROM BOTH PLAYERS? AND SAW LODDY GET TO 40-0 OFF 9 OVERS UNTILL THE FAMOUS LCC COLLAPSE!!!!

AWS FELL TO A BEAUTY OF A BALL, JH LIKE ALAISTAIR COOK NICKED 1 DOWN LEG TO THE KEEPER, CLIFFORD HAD A SLOG BUT GOT BOWLED AND HICKEY FELL HITTING THE BALL FOR 6 BOWLED…. FROM 40-0 TO 55-4 LODSWORTH WERE IN TROUBLE.?? THE ENIGMAS OF KING AND LONG HAD TO THRWART THE DECLINE OF WICKETS ?OTHERWISE LODSWORTH WERE STARING AT ONLY THERE 2ND DEFEAT OF THE SEASON.

THEY PUT ON 15 OR SO UNTIL KING HOOKED A BOUNCER INTO SHORT LEGS MITTS. IN STRODE PHILLIPS, ?ALL CHAT, ?BUT COULD HE BACK THIS UP WITH RUNS…..THIS WAS THE PIVITAL POINT IN THE GAME AND THE 2 OPENIN BOWLERS DIDNT DISAPOINT.?? THEY PUT ON NEARLY 40 RUNS WITH AN ARRAY OF EDGY 4’S LEG SIDE GLANCES AND EXTRAS UNTIL LONG GOT A DUBIOUS LBW DECISION!!!???

IN CAME TOM WHO HAD NEVER PLAYED B4 TO HIT 5 AND THEN WITH ONLY 7 NEEDED HALL WITH PHILLIPS WRAPPED??UP THE GAME WITH 3 OVERS LEFT….

A SUPER?GAME THAT WENT DOWN TO THE WIRE AGAINST A TANGMERE SIDE WHO LIK OURSELVES HAD ONLY LOST ONCE.

AWS 23? JH 20?? HICKEY 19? CLIFFORD 0?? KING? 7? LONG 15? PHILLIPS 19? TOM? 5? HALL 4??????? APPROX FIGURES………

TANGMERE 135-5??? LODSWORTH?? 136-7?????????? LODSWORTH WIN BY 3 WICKETS!!!!!!!!

DONE BY REPORTER LONG????? MEN OF THE MATCH?? LONG AND PHILLIPS

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