|Posted by Nige on August 5, 2011 at 3:40 AM|
Walton CC 115 - 8 Lost to Avalon All-Stars CC 116 - 5 by 5 wickets
Walton and Avalon met in their annual Friday 2020 bash with Walton having come out on top in the last two meetings. Avalon won the toss and Avalon captain T-Bone put Walton into bat. The Walton opening pair of White ( 31 ) and M Cox ( 12 ) started well putting on 53 for the 1st wicket until Lewis ( 2 - 5 ) got the all important breakthrough. This lead to a Walton middle order batting collapse with wickets being shared around by Gamble ( 1 - 14 ) Shave ( 1 - 11 ) Hughes ( 2 - 16 ) and Court ( 1 - 10 ) . However Walton's tail started to wag with Whitcombe ( 17 Not Out ) and A Sharp ( 17 ) making very useful runs down the order with the partnership eventually coming end when Sharp was clean bowled by Jefferies ( 1 - 20 ) which left Avalon chasing 115.
Avalon started brightly with the opening pair of Hughes ( 13 ) and Evans ( 41 ) looking to attack from the off, with some big boundaries hit by both. T Sharp ( 1 - 17 ) got the first breakthrough, but Avalon kept coming at Walton with great strokeplay by Shave ( 15 ) and Lewis ( 22 ). Walton tightened the bowling up in the middle overs with Malone ( 1-4 ) White ( 1-17 ) and Jones ( 2-6 ) all picking up important wickets. So it was left to senior bat Ball ( 7 not out ) and debutant Gamble ( 6 not out ) to finish the game off for Avalon with 2 overs to go.
Man of the Match: Avalon All-Stars' Dave Hughes