1st XI win well.

25th June 2011

Breamore 181 for 7(8) - Steeple Langford 182 for 4(22) Welcoming Breamore to Steeple Langford skipper Tom Dennis won the toss and elected to field on what started an overcast day by the lakes. Opener Chris Mundy (1-29) provided the initial breakthrough thanks to a stunning catch by keeper Pete Smith with the score at 21 from 7 overs. Luke Stephens (1-25) picked up the second in the 17th over, but Langford started to find wickets as hard to accumulate as Breamore were runs. Spinner Tom Bennett was therefore introduced and his 3-56 made some headway into the Breamore order. And with a smart run out and a wicket for Phil Thompkins (1-1), Breamore were restricted to 181-7 from their 42 overs. In reply Steeple Langford lost opener Nick Mundy early on but his partner Stuart Partridge (40) continued to add runs to the total, when he eventually fell the score was 58-2 from 19 overs. Simon Ford and Martin Grearson then produced breezy displays but were eventually bowled for 18 and 17 respectively. Steeple Langford now slipping behind the required rate needed some big hitting and Gary Smith did not disappoint as he hit 31 not out from 13 balls along to support the steady Phil Tompkins who produced a brilliant 51* to bring the home side up to the target with 3 overs to spare, and so picking up 22 points.