This was a strange game. We bowled poorly, dropped catches, and fielded with little enthusiasm. However we took three catches (one an outstanding reaction by Tom Walker), and created two run outs, whilst Jonathan Lock and Neal Abdool bowled with real consistency. We were below par and were set 125 to win.
Sam Prince and Oscar Waite opened the batting and started well scoring 14 after two overs. Three overs later we were 20 for 3 and then disaster struck, we lost three wickets in one over to a talented leg spinner. With Messrs J Ludlow and J. Lloyd at the crease we were 40 for 5. Slowly they established themselves and began to dominate. We were back on track, the games was ours to win. Team JL batted cleverly together; Joe Lloyd intelligently blocking at one end to allow Joe Ludlow to score at the other. Both deserve real praise for their application, Master Lloyd for his supporting role scoring 17 in 50 minutes and Master Ludlow for a talented and clever innings of 63 not out.
This was Copthorne’s very own Joseph show, albeit better than the Andrew Lloyd-Webber version as we had two stars… they both not just could be Joseph but are Josephs!!
Well done to all the team who turned a dismal start into a really good win.