Sunday 19th June 2011 at Fernhurst
Lodsworth 174 for 7 (Harry Dimond 88, Nick Bellion 30: P Prudenti 2 for 33)
Fernhurst 68 all out (Titler 25: Dave Clarke 5 for 15, Fergus Cruickshank 2 for 4, Andy Long 2 for 14)
On a very damp wicket Lodsworth lost the toss and were put into bat by the opposition. Conditions were very difficult and both James Hickey(7) & Jack Dimond (15) departed early. The Fernhurst bowlers seemed to be getting on top of the batsman with the score at 31 for 3 but Harry Dimond (88) playing his first game of the season for the club, started to build an innings before unleashing his shots and reached 50 without being troubled. Henry Randell (7) was stumped bringing Nick Bellion(30) to the crease, who forged an excellent partnership with Harry taking the score past 170 before both were caught on the boundary. Dave Clark (2) and Fergus Cruickshank (2) came in for cameo appearances to end the score on 174 for 7 at tea.
After tea, Lodsworth started brightly with Andy Long and Dave Clarke opening the bowling attack. Dave struck in his first over with a fine caught behind by James Hickey. What was to follow can only be described as one of Lodsworth’s finest hours of fielding. Jack Dimond started proceedings with a sublime full length diving catch, to remove the first key wicket of Allen. The second key wicket of Smithers, was caught by Matt Hall off of Andy Long’s bowling. Rob Collins (2), Harry Dimond and another Jack Dimond catch meant Fernhurst were struggling at 30 for 7. The Fernhurst captain Titler (25) was the only batsman to offer any resistance, before Fergus bowled him. The tail was quickly mopped up leaving Fernhurst 68 all out. Overall Lodsworth took an impressive 7 catches.
Man of the Match: Harry Dimond & Dave Clarke
Scribe Matt Hall