|Posted by Nige on August 5, 2011 at 3:40 AM|
Walton CC 136 - 6 beat Westhay CC 133 ao by 4 wickets
J White in his first game as Walton Captain promptly lost the toss and Walton were put in the field on a muggy Sunday afternoon. However it seemed like a good toss to lose when A Bendall ( 1-16 ) picked up a wicket in his first over and Jones ( 1-5 ) clean bowled the dangerman Lusby in the 3rd over of the game. Westhay had to dig in deep and Colin ( 43 ) and Chant ( 31 ) provided a very important stand for the 3rd wicket until White ( 2 - 25 ) made a breakthrough. A run-out provided by Jones led to a major collapse in the batting with Cox ( 4-4 ) the chief destroyer with a rare spell of off-spin.
Walton's new opening pair of Cox ( 24 ) and White ( 4 ) didn't start well with Freddy ( 1-16 ) picking up a wicket in the 2nd over and Chant ( 0-17 ) bowling well. Toddy ( 34-1 ) and Fearson ( 18-2 ) picked up wickets and kept the runs down as Waltons batting faltered with Malone ( 16 ) and Kerr ( 11 ) the main contributers in the middle order. It took a brilliant unbeaten partnership of 49 between Jones ( 43 not out ) and Snook ( 5 not out) to bring Walton home in the 27th over.
Walton CC Man of the Match : Kim Jones