Colden Common CC won by 9 wickets
Colden Common CC 1st XI v Petersfield CC 2nd XI
Petersfield travelled to Colden Common on yet another hot and sticky day. The game started late as the original pitch had been damaged overnight by tent poles. After much debate another pitch was agreed upon and Petersfield batted first.
Yet another opening partnership started slowly but solidly before debutant Chris Bott (0) cut straight to backward point. Paddy May (2) got a top edge off to give Darren Jacobs (2-5) the first of his 2 wickets. At the other end Dave Squires (14) was frustrating the opening bowlers with some late cuts before he followed Chris and Paddy mistiming a drive to point. Wickets dropped at regular intervals until Rich Stephens (21) and Steve Gibson (6) came together and the tail wagged. Mark Holloway (4), Dan May (8) and Julian Evans (0 not out) supported Rich and managed to get Petersfield beyond the 100 mark before Rich got a brute of a delivery which hit a hole and took the glove. 102 was probably 30 runs short but still a good effort on an unprepared pitch.
Colden Common started there chase slowly with openers Tj Brougham (17) and Chris Hadley (53 not out) were tied down by Steve Gibson (0-18) and Julian Evans (0-16) and survived a few close calls before Brougham edged to Evans at slip off of Rich Stephens (1-30). J Watts (27 not out) stayed with Hadley and allowed his partner to reach his 50 off the last delivery of the match. Again Petersfield showed a lot of character to take the game to the 27th over and with a bit more luck would have had a lot more wickets but as has been the tale of the season for the 2s the luck was not on their side.
Man of the Match - Rich Stephens for his all round display
Moment of the match - Umpire May giving byes but looking like he had given Stephens out, Stephens walking off only to realise he had not been given out and scrambling a single (just). An interesting discussion in the pub after the game to say the least.
|Petersfield CC - 2nd XI innings||R||B||4||6||SR|
|Dave Squires||ct Unsure b Darren Jacobs||14||48||2||0||29.17|
|Chris Bott||c & b Ben Brass||0||10||0||0||0.00|
|Paddy May||ct Unsure b Darren Jacobs||2||29||0||0||6.90|
|James Longland||b Archie Dunn||2||14||0||0||14.29|
|David Evans||b Alex Docking||8||31||0||0||25.81|
|David Longland||b Archie Dunn||5||13||1||0||38.46|
|Richard Stephens||c & b Ben Brass||21||36||1||0||58.33|
|Steve Gibson||ct Unsure b Alex Docking||6||20||0||0||30.00|
|Mark Holloway||c & b Chris Hadley||4||7||1||0||57.14|
|Daniel May||b Nigel Champion||8||8||2||0||100.00|
|Julian Evans||not out||0||5||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||w: 14, nb: 0, b: 15, lb: 2||31|
|Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Chris Bott), 21-2 (Paddy May), 26-3 (Dave Squires), 35-4 (James Longland), 48-5 (David Evans), 48-6 (David Longland), 68-7 (Steve Gibson), 76-8 (Mark Holloway), 93-9 (Daniel May), 101-10 (Richard Stephens)|
|Colden Common CC - 1st XI innings||R||B||4||6||SR|
|Tj Brougham||ct Julian Evans b Richard Stephens||17||33||3||0||51.52|
|Chris Hadley||not out||53||83||9||0||63.86|
|J Watts||not out||27||40||4||0||67.50|
|Extras||w: 6, nb: 0, b: 1, lb: 1||8|
|Did not bat: Lee Stevens, Darren Jacobs, Steve Powell, Nigel Champion, Ben Brass, Stuart Owen, Archie Dunn, Alex Docking|
|Fall of wickets: 35-1 (Tj Brougham)|
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