21st June 2008 - Match Reports.

BGCC 2nd XI vs Coombs Wood.  

The Green's home game seemed in doubt with the English summer weather reverting back to cloudy drizzle, thanks to the hard work of stalwart groundsman Roy {daisy] Mayo the game commenced on time. Temporary captain Ian Scullion continued the trend and promptly lost the toss, surprisingly Coombs Wood decided to bat first on a slightly damp wicket, they lost the prolific Butterworth to a fine catch by Paul Yorke for a duck, they then struggled to score freely against the experienced Scullion and the revitalised Mitch Fowles, second wicket partnership Price and Saundry added 51 but at just over 2 runs per over, Price was bowled by Lewis Hooper for 39, Cowell was caught in the deep by Louis Loader, then Mosley was brilliantly caught behind by the impressive Ash Brewer off the bowling of Tom Banks, Phil Spencer bowled Saundry for 51 then had Baker trapped lbw for 34. The Coombs Wood innings finally finished on 172 for 7 off their allotted 50 overs, Lewis Hooper bowled unchanged for 18 overs taking 3 for 59 , Spencer took 2 for 32, and the returning Mitch Fowles ended wicketless but only conceding 4 runs off his 7 overs.

The Greens reply got off to the worst possible start when James Scullion was caught behind for 0 in the first over , Paul Yorke then hit  four boundaries in an over ,but  he was soon out bowled for 17, the inform James Curtis was joined by Lewis Hooper  they had added 52 for the third wicket when Hooper was out for 33, Mitch Fowles played himself in but after compiling 31 was caught at midwicket, Louis Loader played around a straight ball and was bowled for 0, the prolific Curtis had reached his third consecutive half century  when he skied an attempted pull shot and was caught for 61, this left Robin Longmore to take the Green to victory with a succession of boundaries, he was not out 24 when the Green reached their target with 4 wickets in hand and 16 overs to spare. The Green gained a maximum 24 points and Coombs Wood 4.

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