|Torn Achilles Did Not Deter The Saturday 1sts In Their Cup Campaign|
Saturday 1st XI vs Byfleet CC
Putney 1XI started off their cup campaign against Byfleet CC. With the ultimate goal of a return to the final, Putney won the toss and elected to bat. A flurry of early boundries and wickets saw Putney 35 for 3 in the 6th over. Matt Atkins and Damandeep Singh then started to consolidate and build a partnership.
After another good tea Putney were in the field defending their mammoth total. Byfleet lost a wicket in the first over and then regained some composure. Numbers 4 and 5 started batting sensibly but were still under the rate required. With their platform set and the launch imminent, the number 4 turned for a cheeky 2nd only to be outpaced by an agile piece of fielding and powerful through by Bam Bam which saw the batsman still 3 feet short after the dive. This effectively sealed the result and Byfleet meandered to 243 for 7 off their 45 overs.
Some very accurate bowling Chin Ratnayake (9-2-29-3), James Peters (9-0-41-0) and Ian Almond (7-0-43-0) kept pressure on and made the result certain. However man of the match was Mitch Clark for a great hundred. Well played all and bring on the next cup game.