Ivanhoe v Arkley – July 11 2015

Different captain, same result at the toss as Bob lost and Ives were asked to field.

After a couple of economic overs from Earle it was Saqib (6 overs 0 for 25) and Andy H (8 overs 1 for 21) who managed to keep the Arkley batting in reasonable check early on with Andy taking the first wicket with 40 on the board. However in a time game Arkley pressed on and looked at one point as if they would post 200 plus at tea. But with Richard bowling an excellent marathon spell of 13 overs and Matthew being brought end at the end the two of them vied for the first 5 wicket haul of the season as the last 6 wickets fell for only 24 runs, with Matthew coming out the winner thanks to taking the last 2 wickets to fall in consecutive balls as he closed on 5 for 13 in 5 overs, leaving Richard with 4 for 37 from his long spell. Both were aided by 2 good catches from Phil P, 1 from Andy H and 1 behind for Bob

In reply Ives quickly found themselves 4 for 2 but with middle order scores of Richard 24, Phil P 28, Denis 27 and Bob seeing the innings home with 38no, the winning hit was left to ‘Superstar’ Saqib who finished on 15no. and  a good 4 wicket win.

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