Stoolballer crosses codes

Tillington CC v Lodsworth CC
Sunday 7th July at Tillington
Sussex Rules
Lodsworth CC 164 for 6 (Finn Campbell 53, Matt Hall 25, Ed Marland 25)
Tillington CC 123 all out (Whickham 44, Westmore 25: Andy Long 4 for 30, Finn Campbell 2 for 11, Matt Hall 2 for 10)
Lodsworth CC Won
The hottest day of the year saw Lodsworth ‘down the road’ at the historic village of Tillington. The opposition was weakened by some of their players entering a 6 a side competition but compensated by including Dawn Clarke…a county stoolballer who was very impressive in the field.
Lodsworth were put in to bat.  Finn Campbell notched up 53 runs but was wilting under his helmet and retired ‘too hot’. Matt Hall and new dad Ed Marland (congratulations) put on 25 runs-a-piece and aided by a few cameos Lodsworth went in to a splendid tea with 164 on the board.
After 30 people gathered round a tiny tinny transistor to hear Andy Murray make history… not really a sport that lends itself to radio commentary … Lodsworth took to the field.  Andy Long (4 wickets for 30 runs) returned the first three batsman to the pavilion for just 1 run.  A partnership between Wickham (44) and Westmore (25) put up stern resistance but Finn Campbell (2 wickets for 11 runs) spoiled their party.
Lodsworth made heavy work of the tail enders with Matt Hall (2 wickets for 10 run) required to winkle them out.  Tillington ran out of batsmen/women at 123 and both teams repaired to the Horseguards  Inn to rehydrate.
Man of the Match: Finn Campbell
Scribe: Paul Phillips.

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