The George Clifford Memorial Trophy Game
Lodsworth CC v Matt Hall XI
Matt Hall XI 161 for 7 (C Veriner 50, P Veriner 53, Matt Hall 21, Andy Long 2 for 24)
Ononeofthehottestdaysoftheyear,theannualGeorgeCliffordMemorialTrophy gametook place.FatherandsoncomboAndy&PeteLongopenedtheLodsworthinnings,before LongJnr wasremoved byAaron Calder.FergusCruickshank(47) cameto thecrease andscored freelybefore hewas dismissedthree shortof hishalf century.YoungstersHenryCruickshank(6) andJoel Phillips(on hisdebut game– 3)played wellbefore bothweredismissed.Paul Phillips(21) andWill Salamanpushed theinnings onto finishthe Lodsworthinnings fora respectable160 for6.
After an excellent tea, the Matt Hall Invitation XI embarked on the chase with Clifford Hall and John Clifford taking to the crease. Both were removed by Joe Clifford & Will Salaman respectively. It wasn’t long before the Matt Hall XI was in trouble at 14 for 4 wickets. Brothers Clive (50) & Paul Veriner (53) batted seamlessly together regaining control of the innings, placing the ball to all parts of the ground before both were retired not out. Matt Hall (21), Kevin Bills and Dave Webb completed the run chase for a Matt Hall XI win. A big thank you must go to Dave Clarke for doing the BBQ.
Man of the Match: Fergus Cruickshank