Stephens sends Godshill Packing


RDNW2 - 1st XI beat Godshill

On a drizzly Saturday in Steeple Langford, a fine spell of bowling from Luke Stephens helped to secure a win for the 1st XI after Godshill put them under pressure in the field. Captain Tom Dennis lost the toss and his side were put into bat. After losing Nick Mundy early on for a duck, everyone began to chip in with runs, despite there being a steady flow of wickets throughout the day. Simon Ford's 47 was a highlight as Langford were dismissed for a competitive 215 with 4 balls of the 42nd over remaining. In reply Godshill started well reaching 62 before the loss of their first wicket at 15 overs after a good diving catch at mid-off by skipper Tom Dennis. However, Langford soon began to get a foothold as Simon Ford took a magnificent one handed catch to outdone Dennis and provide Gary Smith with his 2nd wicket (2-30). Luke Stephens provided a good spell of bowling (4-29) as he set young Nick Partridge up (2-7) to finish the job in style as Langford picked up all 24 points on offer. [i]28 May 2011[/i]