Super Saturday

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All three teams won on Saturday. It’s been a while since that has happened!

The first team chased down 243 away at Havant II to win by 4 wickets. Adam Freeman took 4-34 as Havant posted 243-8. At 54-4 it looked like defeat was likely but a 155 run partnership between Will Crossley (50) and Sunni Munir changed the game with Sunni finishing on 146 not out off 116 balls. You can see the scorecard here.

The Second Team had an early finish only using 44 overs to secure a 9 wicket win. Bowing first they had Christchurch in trouble at 2-3 off 4 overs. Opening bowlers Riley Tona (3-16) and Dean Godden (4-25) didn’t let them recover and with Brad Cooper taking 3-12 Christchurch only posted 94. In reply Lloyd Coxall (44) looked to be leading the team to a 10 wicket win until he ran himself out ending a 78 run opening partnership with Steven Rice.  Skipper Rob Leach came in to hit the winning runs. You can see the scorecard here.

The Third Team posted 235 with Conor Parratt scoring 58. That now means Andy is the only Parratt not to score a league 50 this season.  They bowled Ellingham II out  for 135 to win by 100 runs.

Saturday Results

The First Team lost by 20 runs to South Wilts II. After losing the toss they started with two early wickets to leave the score at 1-2 however scores from Weld (54), Pearce (54) and Pittman (47) meant South Wilts posted 213-9 off 50 overs. Adam Freeman ended up with the best figures again with 3-32 and the spin twins (Wayne and Stu) ended up with 2 wickets each.

In reply both Earls fell early but good partnerships between Kumo Sharma (58), Stu (32) and Will Crossley (42) kept Fawley in the game. But as the run rate rose wickets fell (and the live updates hit a problem) and the score ended up at 193-9.  You can see the match scorecard here.

The Second Team defeated Lymington III in a low scoring affair thanks to good contributions all round. Fawley batted first and posted 156-5 off 40 overs thanks to 52 from Mike Shepherd and 35 from skipper Rob Leach. Lymington fell 9 runs short with 2 wickets each for the opening bowlers Riley Tona and Jack Pinto as well as two for Luke Perry. You can see the scorecard here.

The Third Team beat Brockenhurst II by 42 runs after posting 200-6 based on a fine opening partnership of 140 from Paul Hickman and John Church (88). If you haven’t heard about John’s innings then he is happy to talk you through it. He can’t move too well today so you will be able to escape if you don’t want to!