Lodsworth CC v The Ancient Mariners CC
Sunday 12thAugust at Lodsworth
Ancient Mariners CC 126 for 7 wickets ( Andy Long 4 for 31)
Lodsworth CC 114 all out (Finn Campbell 48, James Hickey 30)
At long last a home match at the recreation ground not marred by rain. The sun shone and two evenly matched sides had a good contest. The Ancient Mariners (a touring team with naval connections and a 60 year history) batted first and scored 126 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.
Andy Long was the pick of the Lodsworth bowlers with 4 for 31 with other wickets taken by Finn Campbell (1 for 22), Dave Clarke (1 for 25) and Harry Dimond (1 for 13). The Ancient Mariners would have scored fewer runs had the Lodsworth fielders held their catches – all told some eight catches were put down.
In reply, Lodsworth were all out for a disappointing 114 runs. The best home batsman on the day was young Finn Campbell who batted extremely well for 48 runs. How he deserved a 50! The only other batsman to make a sizable score was James Hickey (making a welcome return to the team) with 30 runs.
Upon reflection it was a game that Lodsworth, who fielded a strong team, should have won comfortably but ended up loosing by 12 runs
Man of the Match Finn Campbell
Scribe John King