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Rainham beat Lyndhurst by 8 runs

September 9, 2012

Rainham beat Lyndhurst by 8 runs

Match Report

A great effort with the bat from man-of-the-match Liam Gallacher epitomised Lyndhurst's effort in a 8-run defeat by Rainham.

The team reacted with dismay when JJ lost the toss and Lyndhurst were promptly put into the field. However, despite the tough weather conditions Lyndhurst stuck to their task. Last week's butterfingers were forgotten with James and George taking handy catches - only borrowed South African Zane spurned a chance, but he more than made up for it, taking 4 wickets with some fierce pace. An economical bowling performance from Kieran was as valuable, picking up a wicket in his second spell, while little Liam opened up well alongside his brother. The support from big Liam, George and JJ restricted Rainham to 163 all out, a very chaseable target.

Lyndhurst didn't start particularly well with the top three, Jeff, George and James making 15 in total. However, when JJ and Liam came to the crease together, any hopes of an early finish were diminished as they built a solid foundation for the rest of the innings. Liam in particular took everything the Rainham bowlers had to throw at him, seeing off both the quickie Hiren (who destroyed big Liam's stumps) and the left-arm spinner Biren, who eventually bowled JJ with a full one for 49. Zane chipped in with a quick 23, but for once the lower order could not bring it home and Lyndhurst finished agonisingly close on 155.

The star of the show with 30 not-out was little Liam - unfortunately the batsmen around him could not bring the game home, but it was a good effort and capped a great season for Lyndhurst. The record is respectable - played 9, won 4, drawn 1 and lost 4 - but the four losses were by 11 runs, 1 wicket, 8 runs and a game where 229 wasn't enough. With a bit more luck we could easily have won several more, and that will surely be the goal next year.

Roll on 2013!!!

Report written by JJ.

The Team

1J. RichardsWK 3 0
2G. Hedges70 for 26 from 5 overs1
3J. Jupp4 0
4J. J. O'NeillCaptain 492 for 15 from 6 overs0
5L. GallacherMotM! 30 n.o.0 for 18 from 5 overs0
6ZaneMotMr/u 234 for 22 from 6 overs0
7L. Clay11 for 28 from 7 overs0
8K. Gallacher Jr.41 for 23 from 8 overs1
9K. Gallacher Snr.1 0



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