Sunday 21st August 2011 at Walberton
Walberton CC 110 all out (B Kemp 32, R Lockwood 24; Matt Hall 2 overs 3 wickets for 4 runs, Andy Long 8.3 overs 3 for 26, Paul Phillips 7 overs 2 for 16).
Lodsworth CC 117 for 3 (Jack Dimond 57 not out, Harry Dimond 28 not out)
Put into bat Walberton CC, who in the past proved to be our nemesis (we haven’t beaten them for eight years), were quickly in trouble with the loss of two wickets for 6 runs. Their batting never really recovered and they were soon 50 for 6. The
damage was principally done by Matt Hall with 3 wickets for 4 runs, Andy Long with 3 for 26, and Paul Phillips with 2 for 16.
Lodsworth put down a lot of catches but two superb efforts by Alfie Bunker and Jack Dimond stood out. The Walberton tail wagged with a spirited 24 from R Lockwood but after 34 overs the opposition succumbed with 110 all out.
After tea Lodsworth began the chase but quickly lost the wickets of Matt Hall and Alfie Bunker while Jack Dimond steadily advanced with a succession of drives and leg glances to the boundary. Paul Phillips was briefly at the wicket but
perhaps his mind was on the Lodsworth Village Horticultural Show where he was exhibiting his prize vegetables, for he was quickly dismissed. Jack (57 not out) was joined by his brother Harry Dimond (28 not out) and together they took the score to 117 for 3 to record Lodsworth’s 10th victory of the season.
It is worth recording that this is the first time in a decade that Lodsworth have won 10 games in a season and also worth recording that Councilor Phillip’s vegetables took first prize.
Man-of-the-Match Jack Dimond
Scribe Bob Powell