1st XI report

14th May 2011

Steeple Langford I (180 for 7 - 24 points) won by three wickets against Over Wallop (179 all out) League RD2NW 14/05/2011 Steeple Langford won the toss and put the opposition in to bat on a day that could see some rain in the latter stages. Chris Mundy opened the bowling from the bunglow end and promptly removed the opening bat in his first over. Langford continued to pick up wickets but with the arrival of Over Wallops Roy Cavill who set about destroying Langfords bowling attack swatting the ball to all corners of the ground in some what agricultural fashion. Langford at one stage looked like they were going to be chasing 250+ but Cavill popped one up to mid wicket and after this wickets fell at regular intervals with no one really sticking around to push on the score and Langford were 180 to win. Stuart Partridge and Chris Mundy set about chasing down the total and started brightly with runs coming with relative ease, but with the fall of Partridge for 15 and then Mundy for 5, two more quick wickets left Langford floundering at 38 for 4. The arrival of Simon Ford 64 and Tom Bennet 47 N/O who put on a partnership of 98 to steer Langford nearly home. Ford then played a loose shot and was bowled requiring 23 to win but up stepped the old campaigner Chris Miles who nurdled the ball into the gaps along with Tom Bennet to steer Langford past the winning post, picking up maximum points.