Tuesday night update - June 8th

3 weeks have passed and a mixed bag of results and weather have been produced; a loss, a rained off game and then a good win last night against New Inn. 

The Tuesday team who still have not played a home game this season, travelled to Chalke Valley on 24th May, there really isnt too much to say about that game, Langford limped to 109 all out, only Ford (22) and Smith. G (16) posting double figure scores in a poor batting performance.

They bowled a lot better but Hitchings cowed a quick and brutal 50 which condemned Langford to an 8 wicket loss. Nathan Hill returned and bowled tidily and also had football stickers to swap.

1 week later rain ensured we collected a point against Fovant who we usually struggle to get anything out of so maybe it was a blessing?!

7th June saw Langford take the trip to South Wilts to play against New Inn. New Inn won the toss and inserted Langford, who after a very slow start 36-1 off 10 overs, looked like getting nowhere near to posting 100, let alone the 145 they ended up getting. After a scratchy start, Ford (50*), Tom Bennett (22*) and with the help of 34 extras, thanks George Plank, took to playing shots all around the ground, Ford initially looked like he wouldnt have been able to hit a beach ball, but eventually found his eye and brought up his 2nd 50 of the season, driving opposite skipper Skinner into the church grounds. Tom Bennett came in towards the end and hit a quick 22* to ensure Langford scored 110 off 10 overs and to a very respectable total.

Buoyed by the total Langford took to the field chirpy and up for the fight. Gary Smith had an early opening but Dan Bennett dropped an absolute dolly at backward point, claiming he can only catch them if they are fired straight at him, not floating down from 15ft at 2mph!!

This didnt deter Smith, he soon accounted for the big hitting Breeze, then the two mooers, Powell and Higton, to end up with 3-16 from his 4. Langford continued to take wickets and stop the scoring rate, De Pass, Harvey and Bennett T all taking wickets, but the dangerous Gurung was still in with Bamford. With 50 needed from 4 overs anything was still possible but Langford continued to bowl quite tightly even though Manny was giving it a good go. Harvey accounted for Bamford and took 2-23 in the end this left 1 over and with 30 required Ford was handed the ball. He went for 19 after serving up 2 full tosses, some full length pies and 1 good ball, but Langford had enough in the bank to see them through to a good victory.