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Match Report

2nd XI v Twyford House (A)

Saturday, 2nd May 2015
West of England Premier League
Bristol & North Somerset

The Two's opened their 2015 season as a cool and cloudy Penpole lane, the home of Twyford House. Captain Locke won the toss and inserted the home side.

The Twyford openers got off to the sort of start not out of place in a Twenty 20 game. Payne and Nain smashing the ball to all parts in an early run fest. The first wicket fell in the 14th over with the score on 124, Nairn caught and bowled Oliphant for 50. Payne, who had earlier survived an appeal for caught behind in the 4th over and three dropped catches went on to score 90 with the majority coming in boundaries.

Chew got back into the game with a flurry of quick wickets as their middle order collapsed. However the other Nairn twin steadied the ship with a classy 43 before wickets again began to tumble. At 253 for 9 it looked like the innings would not reach 45 overs until an 8th wicket partnership of 39 runs took the score to 272 and then 281 all out.

Jess Oliphant and Iain Locke with 5 wickets between them were the pick of the Chew bowlers.

The Chew innings started well but the visitors lost Fitzgibbon and Blower for 42 and it was down to Paul King and Iain Locke to mount the rescue bid. This they did playing the Twyford bowlers with ease after the impressive Nairn had bowled 6 and was given a rest. The next wicket to fall was Lockie with the score on 125 for a well played 48. Bones continued on for a few more overs finally being dismissed for 64 bowled by Payne.

The lower order did their best with Pat Jones who was suffering a damaged hand while dropping a catch playing the anchor role for a gallant 30 while jess Oliphant also chipped in with useful runs.

Sadly for Chew the 281 target was just too many and when Nain returned 2o pick up 2 wickets in 2 overs the innings closed on 249.

A decent attempt at a big run chase was pleasing and with Chizzy and Steve Ive to return in the next couple of weeks things look good for a successful season in 2015.

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