Ivanhoe v Hawridge & Cholesbury -9 June 2012

The first fixture after our tour brought us to Hawridge & Cholesbury CC. A last minute fixture but a great spot thanks to ‘The Fox’!

Not too sure now but I think skip won the toss and put us in the field. Anyhow, we were fielding first!

Hawridge’s batsmen looked as though they were digging in well with two and three racking up a decent partnership. At one point it looked like they would be finishing around the 190 mark. However, apart from a scratchy start from the field, some good bowling saw ‘Beast’ take a couple of wickets but Andy CCCCCCCC gets the hat trick! All said and done, Hawridge left us a respectable score to chase of 154.

After a fine tea, Badders and Evans were sent out to open Ives account. Evans facing, picked up some early fours from a short bowling spinner. Badders on the other hand, just couldn’t see the ball. Evans put on a respectable 24 before being bowled and Badders managed a slow and boring 15!

Collins put on a slow but satisfactory 31 but it was left to Skip to significantly boost Ives account with a hard 51. Due to the oppo scoring, poor old skip didn’t get the recognition he deserved in achieving his 50 but we made up for that later. Sorry Skip!

It seemed as though it was all over but with Ady and Beast (n.o) going for it, we needed 8 off the last over. It was not to be with Ady being bowled leaving six to achieve.

All in all, a well suited oppo of which we might like to see on the fixtures card in seasons to come!

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