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Sun 3 August - Buckhurst

Posted on 7th August in 2008, Friendly Match Reports


Skipper Bromfield was shocked, he actually won the toss and elected to field. Whilst the opposition padded up he mustard his troops into a semi circle and hit the ball to them for catching practice (may I suggest someone else wealds the bat next week to give the skipper some practice).The Buckhurst innings got of to a bad start with an early breakthrough for Steve (1 for 36) with Mark Mcdonald taking a sharpe catch at silly mid off with the score on 5. Roy Axtell coming in at no 3 had a lucky escape being dropped in the slips by Pat Barrett , he went on to make 41 before being bowled by Sean Bromfield (1 for 44 ). Ed walker ( 1 for 24) picked up the other opener Riley (24). Julius Marshall (54) coming in at 4 set about the bowling living a charmed life being dropped by Steve, Ed and Sean, before being claimed by Jack Rivett ( 1 for 29) caught and bowled. Sharpe 40 n.o and Leppard 28 pushed the score on enabling Buckhurst to declare at tea on 198 for 4. kumar had arranged tea, which turned out to be a magnificent feast of chicken curry ,chicken tikka .samosas ect which players and spectators tucked into with relish.

The Shoreham innings got off to a steady start with the first wicket falling, that of Alex Haysler (4) when the score was on 23 . The second wicket of Steve Gear (1) fell with the score on 35. Mark Mcdonald (33) and Sean Bromfield (37 no ) pushed the score along in a 56 partnership for the third wicket despite the inclement weather. With the home side set on 92 for 3 and set to push for victory the persistent rain got heavier and the game had to be abandoned.

- Ray