2nd XI lose for the first time

28th May

Winterslow II 221 for 6(22) v S/Langford II 182 for 6(9) Winterslow II winning by 39 runs Langford won toss and asked Winterslow to bat on a very overcast and windy day. Looking for early wickets it was the openers who had the better start hitting 35 in the first six overs. Mark Thompson bowling for Langford was unlucky not to take a wicket with a drop catch in the slips. Chris Miles and Darren Harvey came on and started to tie the batsmen down with some good tight bowling with Harvey picking up 2 wickets in his 5 overs. However rain was always a risk and as it had started to spot with rain with about 12 overs to go it was decided to have an early tea and hope it would clear up. With the rain stopped and tea taken the match started again and Winterslow started to score some quick runs, young Bolem scored 37 and the opener Foreman finally going for 90 were pushing the score along. Adam Mcneilly bowled very well and took 2 for 47 but Hatchet came in and scored a quick 20 which took the score to 221. Langford needed one of their quick starts but this time lost Clive Perry for a duck so it was down to Charlie Burrows and Andy Foyle to get the team going. However with all the rain the outfield had become slow and what earlier would have been a 4 were now only 2's and 3's. Burrows had to retire on 23 with injury and in came Harvey to join Foyle who set about chasing the total neeeded. Foyle then fell to Harding for a good 51 who then quickly removeed Miles for 1. Sam Perry came in and played some lovely shots over the top as the fielders came in close. With Langford needing upto 8+ an over Harvey fell for 45 to P.Bolen and that was the last chance of winning the game as it was getting harder to see the ball.