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Stanford-le-Hope beat Lyndhurst by 2 wickets

May 12, 2013

LYNDHURSTStanford-Le-Hope
Stanford-le-Hope beat Lyndhurst by 2 wickets

Match Report

An opening partnership of 124 from Alfie and Jeff in a defendable target set by Lyndhurst was not enough to hold off Stanford, who crawled home to snatch a 2-wicket victory.

Both openers batted well, showing what they are capable of, but once again the middle order proved fragile. Liam, Jono and James all failed to stem the tide when the openers fell, and when Stefan and Warren also fell in quick succession, any plans number 10 Kurt had of popping to KFC were put on the back burner.

Lyndhurst ended up on 176, a respectable total, after some comical wicketkeeping allowed Kev to finish on 1 not out but deprived the young spinner who ripped through the Lyndhurst lower order a deserved five-for.

Warren and Kieran bowled tight opening spells, but the introduction of Alfie hastened some big hitting from the young opener who was eventually removed for 78. Stefan again proved his worth with the ball in a tight spell, in which he also introduced his new bowling variation, the "Weapon of Mass Destruction". For those of you keen to try this at home, the technique is simple... just fart in your run-up, preferably just as you pass the mid-off and mid-on fielders. A word of warning - be careful in your follow-through.

Alas, the good bowling performance was not enough to turn the tide; the damage was done early on and even a superb run-out from Kieran and a couple of wickets for Liam couldn't win it. The last hurrah for Lyndhurst came through Kurt who got one to lift and presented a sharp caught behind chance to Jeff who couldn't cling on to the wet ball. It may not have been enough in any case.

Hopefully Lyndhurst's fortunes will turn next week against new opponents Hoddesdon.

Report written by JJ.

The Team

PositionPlayerNotesBattingBowlingCatches
1A. HedgesCaptain MotMr/u 430 for 38 from 3 overs1
2J. RichardsWK MotM! 78 1
3L. Gallacher102 for 2 from 2 overs0
4J. J. O'Neill110 for 17 from 6 overs0
5J. Jupp6 0
6S. Harrington43 for 37 from 8 overs0
7W. Harris00 for 7 from 4 overs0
8K. Gallacher Jr.4 n.o.0 for 10 from 4 overs0
9M. Richards01 for 18 from 4 overs0
10K. Smith10 for 20 from 4 overs0
11K. Gallacher Snr.1 n.o. 0

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SeasonDateResultReport
2012May 20, 2012Lyndhurst beat Stanford-Le-Hope by 3 wicketsClick for Report
2013May 12, 2013Stanford-le-Hope beat Lyndhurst by 2 wicketsClick for Report

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