Sunday 14th August 2011 at West Chiltington
West Chiltington CC 229 for 4 in 40 overs (Dave Clarke 1 wicket for 11 runs, Matt Hall 1 for 43, Graham Braithwaite 2 for 32)
Lodsworth 233 for 5 in 38 overs (Graham Braithwaite 119 not out, Alfie Bunker 32, Tom Davis 22, Jon Clifford 12 not out)
Lodsworth CC faced one of their most difficult fixtures of the season for West Chiltington are a very strong village team and playing at home they fielded virtually an entire League side.
Their batting lineup was formidable and, despite some good Lodsworth bowling, they amassed a total of 229 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets in 40 overs. They went in to tea, no doubt confident of victory.
In response Lodsworth made a shaky start, loosing three early wickets, but two excellent partnerships, first between Graham Braithwaite and Tom Davis (22), and then between Graham and Alfie Bunker (32) saw Lodsworth achieve a commendable victory. Graham Braithwaite’s 118 not out was superb and an exhibition of powerful hitting. He stroked the ball to all corners of the field, hitting eight monumental sixes. If only he could be available regularly for the village team! Well done the Lodsworth team.
Man-of-the-Match Graham Braithwaite
Scribe John King