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Match Report

2nd XI v Portishead (A)

Saturday, 2nd June 2012
Bristol & District Cricket League
Senior Division

The Two's continued on their winning ways with another comfortable victory over Portishead at the Lakegrounds.

Captain Andy Witcombe won the toss and decided to bat on a reasonable looking track. The Portishead bowlers were poor from the outset and Chew set off at 5 an over. Tom Harding, last weeks centurian, didn't however ever look like repeating the feat and was caught down the legside for just 6.

However this just let in Pat "the chip" Jones, who along with Simon White kept the scoreboard racing along and Chew looked set for 250 plus when at 20 overs they were 142 for 1.

However, a middle order collapse saw them crumble to 200 for 6 after 37 and then 223 all out in the 44th over. Still a competitive total, but not what we were looking for at the start.

After tea, Joe Williams and Sam Locke opened up the bowling and any thoughts of a Portishead victory were soon put to one side as the home team crawled to 46 for 3 off 18 overs, way off the pace.

Andy Witcombe came on with his off spin and Arthur Pie came on with his trundlers, but still Portishead looked unable to push the score along. Witcombe took a wicket in his first over, and the two off them pretty much wrapped up the game with some mislery bowling that reduced Portishead to 108 for 6 off 34.

Iain Locke then came on with the home team praying for rain and an abandonment, and picked up the last two wickets. The last one off the first ball of the last over, to complete the win.

26 points in the bag, top of the table, unbeaten this season. What can you say, but more of the same please.



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