trisBowlingOn a breezy afternoon, the Wood took to the field and opened the bowling with Reedy and Roachy with Jez standing in as keeper. The first half of the Barham innings began very conservatively with both bowlers notching up 4 maidens and at 24 overs Barham were 50 for 1, Roachy having bowled the slightly more adventurous opener for 11 but being replaced by Big T. The second opener was then caught behind for 13 (having faced 70 balls!) off Big T – 57 for 2 off 26 – and Baz had now taken over from Reedy. Big T took his second wicket in his next over – 62 for 3 off 28. Barham went on to add 103 for the loss of 3 more wickets, all taken by Baz, during the next 15 overs and finished on 165 for 6 off 43. Bowling figures:- Reedy 12-4-31-0, Roachy 7-4-8-1, Big T 14-3-55-2 and Baz 10-0-55-3

Our batting line-up started with Robin and Jez getting us off to a good start but Robin was caught for 9 in the 4th over bringing Macca to the crease but he was run out having hit just 1 boundary – 15 for 2 off 5. Jez was now joined by Tom playing very sensibly letting Jez have as much of the strike as possible but Jez was the next to go, being caught for our top score of 32 in the 13th over – 55 for 3. Tom continued to play the anchor roll as Kearnsy hit a quickfire 30 off 24, during which time the 20 over countdown was started and they had pushed the score onto 94 when he was bowled. Roachy in next but having run a single he was then caught – 98 for 5 off 24 and our anchorman, Tom, perished in the following over having faced 59 balls for his 14 – 98 for 6 off 24. This brought Baz and Big T together and hopefully a few fireworks as the total was still gettable but the overs (and wickets) were diminishing. They had added 22 in 2 overs when Big T was stumped for 10 – 120 for 7 off 27 (11 overs left, 46 needed) and Baz was joined by Reedy who, having scored 2, was then bowled – 128 for 8 of 29 (38 needed off 8). Arthur in at 10, managed to get a single but was then caught – 142 for 9 of 32. There were now 6 overs left, 24 needed and just one wicket remaining as Baz was joined by Harry who defended the rest of the over. But it was not to be as Baz was bowled first ball next over for 31 and we finished on 142 off 32.1 overs

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