1st XI v Brambletye

Back to the classic English summer weather for the trip to Brambletye and an early thank you to the loyal spectators who braved the temperatures. Bowling first we did not really cover ourselves with glory with yet another lethargic performance in the field with dropped catches and sloppy ground fielding. The bowling was fairly solid but the figures were not helped by the fielding allowing the opposition to reach 161 for 3 at tea.
The batting performance did show a lot more application with the first wicket not falling until the 9th over. All the batsmen, Ian (15),Jamie (4), Ben K (12) and Josh (7*) played their part but pride of place goes to James N with 50 not out leaving us with an honourable draw as we finished on 118 for 3. Astonishingly James was on 35 at the start of the final over, he hit two 4’s and a 3, and after a single from Josh, James faced the final ball of the innings needing 4 for his 50. He duly obliged with an outragious edge over slip which rocketed to the fence. In the end well done but we really have to smarten up the fielding if we are not to be consistently chasing very high scores.
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