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Britannic Lodge beat Lyndhurst by 63 runs

July 31, 2011

Britannic LodgeLYNDHURST
Britannic Lodge beat Lyndhurst by 63 runs

Match Report

A spirited fightback from the Lyndhurst's lower order and James's first 50 for the club were not enough to hunt down the big total posted by Britannic Lodge.

In the stifling heat, fielding and bowling was particularly difficult, and the short boundary didn't help matters. Britannic's top order took full advantage, with three fifties from their top four. Lyndhurst's fielding was varied: dropped catches from JJ and Chay were costly, but Paul applied himself surprisingly well, saving plenty of runs. Jeff also got himself a run-out with some quick-thinking cricket.

The bowling was mixed, with costly spells from Alfie and Matthew but an admirable 8 over spell from the perpetual George, who the batsman acknowledged was a wiley old fox. Sid came on and quickly got a breakthrough before pulling up with an achilles injury, but he bravely fielded until the end of the innings. JJ got three wickets at the end by bowling at the stumps when Britannic tried to kick on and hit every ball out of the park.

With 262 set, Lyndhurst needed at least a run a ball. When Alfie made a swift 35 things were looking good, but his dismissal and the unlucky flick of the ball on Jeff's foot directing it onto the stumps put Lyndhurst in trouble. Chay went for an LBW given by his dad soon after, and, man-of-the-match James's superb 50 aside, the middle order didn't put up much resistance. It was left to George and Sid to partner James and bring about two meaningful partnerships which pushed Lyndhurst towards a respectable 199 all out that didn't look likely at 91-7.

Lyndhurst were left to rue some poor aspects of their batting, bowling and fielding, but their fightback showed the excellent team spirit and skill that is present in both the youth and the experience of the team.

Report written by JJ.

The Team

1A. HedgesCaptain WK 351 for 43 from 4 overs1
2J. Richards7 0
3C. Hedges100 for 30 from 6 overs0
4J. JuppMotM! 59 0
5K. Smith4 1
6L. Clay80 for 43 from 7 overs0
7M. Richards2 0
8J. J. O'NeillMotMr/u 124 for 20 from 8 overs0
9G. Hedges150 for 37 from 8 overs0
10S. Hamilton181 for 16 from 3 overs0
11P. Martin0 n.o. 0



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2003June 8, 2003Lyndhurst beat Britannic Lodge by 61 runsClick for Report
2004July 4, 2004Lyndhurst beat Britannic Lodge by 7 wicketsClick for Report
2006July 16, 2006Britannic Lodge beat Lyndhurst by144 runsClick for Report
2011July 31, 2011Britannic Lodge beat Lyndhurst by 63 runsClick for Report

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