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Potter Street & Church Langley beat Lyndhurst by 4 runs

May 29, 2011

Potter Street & Church LangleyLYNDHURST
Potter Street & Church Langley beat Lyndhurst by 4 runs

Match Report

A match-winning triple-wicket maiden for Potter Street & Church Langley's star bowler, Fazan, was matched in its implausibility only by Lyndhurst's concurrent collapse at the crescendo of a nail-biting run chase which fell just four runs short.

Earlier, on being put in to bat by debutante captain Graham, Potter Street had managed a respectable but definitely gettable 186-7 in their 40 overs. Pick of the bowlers was George, who rolled back the years with 3-40 from his allotted 8 overs, admirably backed up by Matthew and Liam, who picked up two wickets apiece for their efforts. Lyndhurst were handy in the field, helping to keep the total down, and at the halfway point (as Matthew stuffed his face with about 12 bits of cake), Oakley's boys looked favourites.

This was borne out in the opening ten overs, where Alfie raced away to 50 in style, with Jeff providing assured support. The run-rate dipped when Alfie was dismissed for 53, but with Jeff going well the only trouble for Lyndhurst seemed to be wickets. The top order failed to deliver with Warren, Dave and JJ all falling cheaply, and it was left to Liam to steadfastly hold up an end while Jeff manoeuvred the ball around in his customarily artful style.

When Jeff fell, Lyndhurst required a mere 28 with 4 wickets and plenty of overs in hand. Liam and Matthew guided Lyndhurst to within touching distance, and with 5 runs to win and 3 wickets in hand, the match looked all but over. Fazan, however, had other ideas, and three superb yorkers later, Potter Street were celebrating an unlikely victory.

The tight finish was eerily reminiscent of last year's nailbiter, but this time, unfortunately, the roles were reversed. Deflated? maybe. Dispirited, never: Lyndhurst bound onwards in the season with plenty of positives upon which to build.

Report written by JJ.

The Team

1A. Hedges531 for 21 from 5 overs0
2J. RichardsMotM! 68 0
3W. Harris0 0
4D. DennisonWK 8 1
5J. J. O'Neill60 for 21 from 7 overs0
6J. Jupp20 for 18 from 3 overs0
7L. ClayMotMr/u 142 for 18 from 5 overs1
8M. Richards102 for 37 from 8 overs0
9G. Hedges0 n.o.3 for 40 from 8 overs1
10P. Martin0 0
11G. OakleyCaptain 00 for 29 from 4 overs0



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