Lodsworth meet their nemesis

Lodsworth CC v Parham Park CC
Sunday 1st September at Lodsworth
35-overs
 
Lodsworth CC 209 for 6 off 35 overs (Matt Hall 87, Paul Phillips 35. Christian Budd 31; P Frazer 7 overs 2 for 33)
Parham Park CC 210 for 4 off 34.2 overs (A Vander 106, S Huffer 48; Paul Phillips 5.2 overs 2 for 38)
Lodsworth lost
 
 
Games against Parham Park are always ‘a close run thing’ and invariably go down to the last over. And so it was on this occasion when Parham passed a substantial Lodsworth total with just four balls remaining.
 
Lodsworth were reasonably pleased with their score of 209 for 6. Matt Hall contributed his best batting performance of the season with 87 runs, Paul Phillips gave a gritty display for 35 and Christian Budd in a flowing cameo perfomance scored 31, with 22 of his runs coming off one over. Fergus Cruikshank also had a sparkling innings of 21. The best of the visiting bowlers was P Frazer with 2 for 33 off 7 overs.
 
Another prodigious tea was served with mouth-watering cakes before Parham embarked on the run chase. It was evident they were not cowed by the total as opener A Vander quickly smote two mighty sixes. The fast outfield and hard batting track gave as much assistance to Parham as it had to the home team and Vander  hit 3 sixes and 16 fours in his total of 106. S Huffer weighed in with 48 as the visitors edged past Lodsworth’s total with just four balls to spare. Paul Phillips bowled 5.2 overs and took 2 wickets for 38 runs and Rob Collins took one very difficult catch. A good game of cricket, generally enjoyed by all with only a few muttered oaths.
 
Man of the match Matt Hall
Scribe Bob Powell

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