Loxwood CC v Lodsworth CC
Sunday 10thJune 2012 at Loxwood
Loxwood CC 137 for 9 (Woodhouse 28 & Melcio 32, Tom Davis 4 wkts for 20 runs, Andy Long 2 for 24)
Lodsworth CC 61 for 5 (Harry Dimond 22, Tom Davis 16: Woodhouse 4 for 12)
Despite grey over cast clouds and rain showers due later in the afternoon a decision was made to start the match. Lodsworth won the toss and placed Loxwood into bat, Clark and Long opened the bowling on a very damp sodden pitch. Long (2 for 24) trapped the opener McDonald (11) lbw and both Clark & Dixon made superb run outs. Paul Phillips (1 for 21 runs) and Tom Davis (4 for 20 runs) bowled in tandem, getting unbelievable pace and lift off the pitch which proved difficult for the batsmen to handle. Melcio (32) and Woodhouse (28) had a quick flourish towards the end of the innings helping Loxwood finish up at 137 for 9.
With the weather not getting any better, Lodsworth took to the field batting in the drizzle. Openers Matt Hall (5) and Jack Dimond (2) failed to make inroads due to the accurate bowling of M Woodhouse (4 for 12 runs). Harry Dimond (22) and Tim Dixon (9) started to attack the Loxwood bowling before Dixon was bowled. Tom Davies came to the crease and quickly hit 16 not out before a downpour arrived and the match was abandoned.