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RESULT
Southampton Community CC 1st XI v Petersfield CC 1st XI
County Division 3 North
Sat 6 Jul, 1:00 PM at Venue TBC

Petersfield CC won by 6 wickets

Dave Marshall 82 not out
Chris Russell 4-46 and 46 runs


Petersfield lost the toss and not surprisingly were inserted by Southampton  on a pitch with a green tinge on it.

Joe Clarke (0-34) bowled superbly beating both openers outside edge at will but was unable to get the wicket his bowling deserved. Jack Butcher (1-47) picked up the first wicket with the score on 20. The wickets fell at regular intervals with Henry Shore (2-45) picking up two identical wickets as the Southampton Community players cut to point for Chris Russell to take the catches. Petersfield were mainly in control reducing the opposition to 152-8 with Chris Russell picking up 4 wickets for 46 runs (despite 2 dropped catches). The Southampton tail then wagged to great effect as Petersfield struggled to create chances and the last 2 wickets putting on 86 leaving Southampton on 237-9.

Jake Hastie (23) and Henry Shore (9) got off to a slow start before Henry gloved the opening bowler through to the keeper as the bowler finally got a ball to bounce above waist height on a dead wicket. Jake was putting away the bad balls beautifully before he was bowled with the score on 44. Dave Marshall (82 not out) and Chris Russell (46) then put on 122 for the 3rd wicket as they batted sensibly keeping the scoreboard moving with quick singles and the occasional crisp cover drive. With 15 overs left Petersfield were needing 7 ½ an over with Southampton trying to put the squeeze on. Chris and Dave were not phased by the attempt to squeeze them and started to accelerate before Chris was given out caught behind when he hit his bat onto his foot.

Hans Mai (31) then joined skipper Marshall with the game now in the balance with the required rate still at 7 an over. Hans and Dave then put the Southampton bowling to the sword as they took full advantage of tiredness of the bowlers with Hans in particular hitting some lovely shots with one particular 6 over mid off which would not have been out of place in a Jason Roy boundary compilation. Hans was caught and bowled with only 8 needed from 4 overs remaining,  Dave Marshall hit the winning runs in the 44th over completing a fine captain's innings.

Man of the match - Chris Russell 4 wickets, 46 runs and 2 catches

Special mentions to Dave Marshall who lead from the front with his 82 and Gemma for getting water and an ice box from the local supermarket on a scorcher of a day in Eastleigh.

Moment of the match - Hans Mai being caught on the boundary but the Southampton skipper then took a step back over the line for 1 of his sixes.

 

Southampton Community CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat
Southampton Community CC - 1st XI innings R B 4 6 SR
Unsure ct Chris Russell b Henry Shore 4
Unsure ct Frank Straw b Jack Butcher 14
Unsure ct Chris Russell b Henry Shore 10
Unsure ct Jack Butcher b Frank Straw 38
Unsure ct Hans Mai b Chris Russell 42
Unsure ct Jack Butcher b Chris Russell 8
Unsure ct Henry Shore b Chris Russell 12
Unsure b Ed Cropley 11
Unsure lbw b Chris Russell 0
Unsure not out 27
Unsure not out 30
Extras w: 34, nb: 2, b: 0, lb: 5 41
Total (45 overs) 237
Bowling O M nb wd R W Ave Econ
Joe Clarke 9 1 0 0 34 0 3.78
Jack Butcher 6 0 0 0 47 1 47.00 7.83
Henry Shore 9 0 0 0 45 2 22.50 5.00
Frank Straw 9 1 0 0 33 1 33.00 3.67
Chris Russell 9 0 0 0 46 4 11.50 5.11
Ed Cropley 3 0 0 0 27 1 27.00 9.00
Petersfield CC - 1st XI innings R B 4 6 SR
Henry Shore c & b Unsure 9
Jake Hastie b Unsure 23
Dave Marshall not out 82
Chris Russell c & b Unsure 46
Hans Mai c & b Unsure 31
Ed Cropley not out 2
Extras w: 23, nb: 1, b: 12, lb: 9 45
Total (43.5 overs) 238
Did not bat: Frank Straw, Joe Clarke, Jack Butcher, John Windebank, Dave Squires
Bowling O M nb wd R W Ave Econ

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1st XI Captain

Dave Marshall

1st XI Captain

david@firstneeds.co.uk

1st XI Vice-captain

Henry Shore

1st XI Vice-captain

henry.shore@gmail.com

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