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Sat 11 August - 1st XI v Kilndown & Lamberhurst

Posted on 15th August in 1sts Match Reports, 2007

The Shoreham 1st team were confident about their chances against K&L with most of our ‘Big Guns’ in the side this week. Unfortunately we were playing with one-man-down due to a late pull-out, but Ray assured us that he’d cover the extra ground by fielding for two. The toss seems a formality these days as James won yet again, and elected to bowl.

When we played K&L in May their two opening bats had a partnership of 84, and they closed on 157 for 9. This time round we knew their openers were key, and thought we had one with a run out early on, but alas it wasn’t given. The pair went on to make 98 together before the multi-faceted Ray Trick (5-37-2) scuppered them both with his subtle change of pace. James Trick (9-6-1) was only hit for one run off the bat from his nine overs! And Pete Wright (9-29-4) was once again in the money, picking up four wickets. We kept K&L down to 175 for 8 despite having only 10 men (no matter how much Ray tried) and giving away 33 extras (which all the bowlers blamed on the more-than-normal level of swing out there).

A hearty Dinnis tea set our batsmen up for the chase, and the two Nick Walker’s got our innings off to a fast start. The younger of the two Nick’s fell on 13, but the impetus stayed with the elder Nick who amassed a solid 72no with great attacking attitude. Pete Wright was out for an unusually low 13. But it was the aggressive hockey style of the returning Phil Edge (41no) which brought the win home with Nick. The two shared an unbroken partnership of 126 to leave us with an 8 wicket victory in 30 overs!

- Ed

- Photos by Ed

2 Responses

  1. Hatchethands says:
    August 16th, 2007 at 10:19 am

    The report fails to mention the “Play of the Day” when a full toss on leg stump by myself was dispatched for what seemed like a certain 4. However the much-maligned Raymondo Trick covered the ground to his left with alacrity and just before the ball crossed the rope he did a wonderful step-over and flicked the ball on to Sam Trick. The batsmen who had walked the first in anticipation of a boundary were then caught short, Sam lobbed in a gently arcing throw to keep the batsmen interested and upon gathering a full-length dive was required by Mark to complete the run out.

  2. Ed says:
    August 16th, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Ha ha how could I forget that. Old Raymondinho!