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Lyndhurst beat Epping by 7 wickets.

June 10, 2012

Lyndhurst beat Epping by 7 wickets.

Match Report

Lyndhurst were very assured in victory, putting in another good all round performance and continuing their successful start to the 2012 season.

Despite Alfie winning the toss and putting Epping in to bat on a wicket with grass longer than some outfields we play on, the openers Kieran and JJ were not able to find the breakthrough during a good battle with the opening batsmen. At 50-0 Alfie decided to have a go himself and brought the breakthrough, precipitating a steady flow of wickets for the rest of Epping's innings. Aside from dropping five catches (it would be unfair to name and shame Big Liam, Ash, Kevin, George and James so I won't do that) Lyndhurst's fielding was top notch, with Jeff behind the stumps performing particularly well including a low catch to his right from George and also a dazzling "stumping" where he threw down the stumps despite his legs being in the air. Big Liam also threw down the stumps brilliantly for a run out, and Ash rounded off Epping's innings by running out their skipper for a diamond duck. Warren held a nice catch from Alfie's bowling for another of the skipper's wickets.

Restricting Epping to 122 was a team effort, but special mention should go to JJ for his stunning full-length diving catch, merely millimetres from the floor when nobody gave him a chance of getting near it, let alone pouching it. Big Liam deserved that wicket in his good, tight spell of 1-11 from 7. Alfie ended up with 4 wickets despite claiming 5 due to a scorebook malfunction. Kieran got in on the act in his second spell, taking his fifth wicket and continuing his impressive start for Lyndhurst. Ash also managed a wicket, but the less said about that the better.

The opening batsmen again put on 40 without too much trouble before Alfie leathered one straight to mid-off on 20. We then had the questionable pleasure of watching Ash and Jeff occupy both creases. As the fielders started to nod off, the pair began to find the gaps and took Lyndhurst to 91 and within touching distance of victory before Jeff got caught one-handed by a very surprised-looking slip fielder. However, we all know Lyndhurst are capable of a devestating collapse so with 32 needed, minds were put at ease as Little Liam came in and delighted the crowd with another measured innings of classy straight-batting for his 10 not-out. When Ash holed out, it was left to James to come in and help slog the remaining runs.

Everyone did their bit in the field and the top order showed its class. The future certainly holds sterner challenges for Alfie and his merry Lyndhurst bandwagon, but on the evidence of today's performance it looks like we are ready to take on the world. Next up, Britannic Lodge in two weeks!

Report written by JJ.

The Team

1A. HedgesCaptain MotMr/u 204 for 20 from 12 overs0
2J. RichardsWK MotM! 43 2
3A. Foster391 for 1 from 1 overs0
4L. Gallacher10 n.o. 0
5J. Jupp4 n.o. 0
6W. Harris 0 for 10 from 1 overs1
7L. Clay 1 for 11 from 7 overs0
8G. Hedges 1 for 18 from 7 overs0
9K. Gallacher Jr. 1 for 25 from 8 overs0
10J. J. O'Neill 0 for 17 from 8 overs1
11K. Gallacher Snr.  0



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2010June 13, 2010Lyndhurst beat Epping by 3 wicketsClick for Report
2012June 10, 2012Lyndhurst beat Epping by 7 wickets.Click for Report

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