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Match Report

2nd XI v Hambrook (H)

Saturday, 26th May 2012
Bristol & District Cricket League
Senior Division

Chew made hay as the sun shone at Chew Court, and one player achieved a milestone in his cricketing career. Tom Harding scored his maiden century, and what a quality knock it was.

Chew were inserted on a green but dry wicket offering pace and bounce (thank you curator).

After a slow start as Gatton went for 5 and White for 26, (38 for 2) Pat Jones and Tom Harding began to build an innings of Olympic proportions. Pat chipped and flicked his way to 89 before being caught off the bowling of Dyer. But Harding just went on and on, playing shots all round the wicket with his new batting partner Sam Locke. Sam was only at the wicket for 9 overs, but after a shaky start began hitting the ball to the fence with ease. His 43 (6 fours) taking just 8 overs.

But the plaudits must go to Tom, who just went on and on accumulating runs right up to the final over when an overthrow brought him the three figures. Chew finished on a whopping 292 for 3.

The Hambrook team were by this time pretty demoralised as they tucked into the fantasic tea supplied by Karen. To get anywhere near their target they would need quick runs, and to be fair, they did try, and were just about up with the rate, but wickets were falling as Sam Locke and Joe Williams removed the first 3 batsmen for 51 runs.

Iain Locke replaced Joe and Andy Witcombe replaced Sam, but the Hambrook middle order couldn't keep up the rate and wickets were still falling.

Lockey took 2 for 33 off 6 and Andy 0 for 20 off 7, but that 13 over spell had sealed the win as the run rate climbed to 9 an over.

Painter and decorator (murals a specialty) Banksy and The Pie Thrower took over and pretty much mopped up the tail as the Hambrook resistance withered away.

It just remained for centurian Tom to get in on the act by bowling the number 11, and the game was over.

26 points in th bag, another huge score, and its looking good again at the Court.

 

 

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