Foot removed from pedal prematurely

LCC V Lavant. Away.

Sussex Rules.

Lodsworth 151 all out: Lavant 151-7. Lodsworth lost.

Have soundly thrashed Lavant here last year and with a strong team this year, we turned out to find a ‘rustic’ wicket and not the most athletic bunch you might see in the field. Matt Hall (73) took to the wicket and with flair and a big pinch of luck, he made it all look easy. Fergus and Al added another 26 with big guns Alfie Bunker and Harry Dimond going out next, I swiftly juggled the order and I was suggesting that they should take it gently lest we appear rude….they were back with only 6 more on the board! With Ed Marland making the only other worthwhile contribution of 18, we were 151 all out and took tea ½ hr early.

In reply Lavant were not speedy but insisted they were entitled to bat our remaining time and despite some tight bowling from Phillips (19 for 2 from 11) and Hall (26 for 3 from 10) Lavant showed patience and tenacity and chipped off the runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

MOTM Matt Hall