Bury and West Burton CC v Lodsworth CC
Sunday 14th July 2013 at Bury
Lodsworth CC 188 for 5 (Matt Hall 37 retired, Finn Campbell 27, Dave Clarke 23, James Hickey 22: N Goldsmith 11 overs 3 for 56, 13 overs)
Bury and West Burton CC 97 all out (W Rowsell 29 not out, J Waller 16: A Long 11.2 overs 4 wickets for 18 run, Matt Hall 5 overs 2 wickets for 12 runs).
An even hotter “hottest day this year” found us at Bury and West Burton, another rough old wicket with more thatch than a Devonshire cottage and a HUGE outfield boundary.
Having won the toss Bury decided to put us in to bat. Dave Clarke (23) and Matt Hall (37 retired ‘too hot’) took to the crease and given the uneven bounce looked very solid against the blistering pace of Joe Waller (2 wickets for 46 runs from 13 overs). Following on were Finn Campbell (27) and Jim Hickey, who having reclaimed his ‘lucky’ Lodsworth baggy cap from Madehurst changing room, chanced his way to 22. With extras as the highest contribution of 47 and new boy Charlie Keenan adding 15 not out, Lodsworth were well provided for with 188.
After a truly delicious tea Bury commenced their riposte T Lewis(19) looked settled but some very strait bowling from Andy Long (4 wickets for 18 runs from 12 overs) and Hall (2 for 12 from 5 overs) aided by two catches by Keenan found Bury well short of the runrate.
With just 33 runs on the board a third wicket partnership between skipper W Rowsell (29 not out) and Joe Waller(16) threatened to put the home team back on track. But after conceding 17 runs off his first over Paul Phililips replied with 6 maidens in a row to finish on 1 for 21 off 8 overs. Then Matt Hall dislodged Waller, caught and bowled, to push the runrate beyond hope. There was little wag in Bury’s tail before they slumped to 76 all out.
Man of the Match Matt Hall
Scribe Paul Phillips