The Sunday Teams Battle It Out

Sunday 2nd XI vs Sunday 1sts


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Losing the toss Sunday IIs were put into bat and on a wonderfully prepared difficult pitch and with 12 fielders due to the game being 12-a-side the Sunday I's attack held the IIs to a very slow scoring rate for the first 25 overs. Simon Hoosen and Vik Sehgal were the pick of the bowling with 7-2-20-2 and 8-1-44-1 respectively.

Trev Ashworth came in again at his now favourite batting position of 5 and rattled off another half century running hard and was supported well by Rich Wilson (50) and Vamsi Salla (30). The IIs set a target of 181-4 off 40 overs, which considering the strong bowling and seaming pitch was a very good score.

Sunday Is came out after tea and found the IIs bowling attack along with some magnificent fielding (champagne moment - Vamsi motionless and horizontal 5 feet in the air taking a gully catch to dismiss Is Capt Simon Thwaites), and quickly proved to be too strong for the Is. Despite some magnificent hitting from Redowan Chowdhury who blasted a quick 35, and good contributions from Oliver Wrighton (21) and Hugo Flower (18), the Is succumbed to the IIs bowling onslaught and were all out for 130 off 35 overs. All those who bowled for the IIs took wickets and the pick of the figures was Ben Fifield 4-0-25-3, Rowan Crooks 6-1-20-2 and Rodney Sellick 8-2-17-2.

Man of the match: Trev Ashworth (for another unbeaten half century)

Jon White

July 6, 2009