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Sat 07
3rd XI
Twyford House CC - 4th XI
On a very hot day at Stotherts

On a very hot day at Stotherts

By Mark Hobbs-Shoulder
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with World Cup football ever present, the Thirds secured a confident win over Twyford House. It was an unusually early start of 11 am and a reduction to 20 overs to ensure a finish before the England v Sweden deadline of 3 pm.

Captain Tom Henly lost the toss and we were put into bat.

Debutante Andy Steady and the in-form Callum Cox set an impressive platform, both being retired for 37 & 38 near the 10 over stage.
Julian Matthews looked to continue the impressive run rate with Tom Henly joining him at the crease but Julian succumbed to a catch in the covers which brought Danny Poole in to bat.
A fielding pattern soon developed, all the players were in close for Danny and pretty much all out for Tom.
So Tom pushed singles and Danny racked up fours.
A solid partnership ensued, leaving Tom on 19 not out and Danny top scoring on 46.
LCC 181 for 1 off 20.

It didn’t take long for our opening bowler Luc Sweet to join the party, by clean bowling the opening bat third ball, Twyford House, 0 for 1.
Another wicket for Luc later gave him the best figures of the day, 4 overs, 19 for 2.
LCC U13’s Harry Charlesworth bowled very well, taking a wicket in his second over, from a leaping catch from Callum Cox.
Harry took another wicket in his second spell ending up on 4 overs, 24 for 2.
Also from the U13’s, Eric Steady bowled impressively, clean bowling two batsmen, finishing on 4 overs, 25 for 2.
Josh Henly found some pace in his 3 overs, hitting the top of off and sending a bail two thirds of the way back to the boundary and breaking it in the process! 3 overs, 15 for 1.
Tom Henly put down a couple of overs of gentle medium pace, resulting in a catch first ball, dismissing the last player who looked as if he might fight a rear-guard action.
Then Callum Cox saw us home with 3 overs of spin, picking up a wicket from a comfortable catch from Eric.
Wickets for all the bowlers today!
Danny Poole kept wicket very well, after volunteering just 5 minutes before the start of the game!
A solid team performance, leaving Twyford House well short, on 137 for 9, from 20 overs.

All smiles in the Lansdown camp, with sharp exits all round to the nearest TV screen!
Unusally, the English football team looked in control of the game against Sweden.
But so they should.
Football’s coming home!

Next week Twyford House away.

Justin Henly
Team Manager

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Match details

Match date

Sat 07, Jul 2018



Meet time



Division 30

League position

Lansdown CC - 3rd XI
Twyford House CC - 4th XI