1st team beat Burridge – match report

On winning the toss Burridge captain Rick Ankers elected to bat first but quickly lost their first wicket when Mitch Wilson (3-32) trapped D. Kenway, lbw for a duck, with his second ball. Burridge then had their highest partnership, a stand of 45, but with the introduction of Simon Ridley they lost the wicket of J. Richards, bowled by Ridley for 24. Harry Walton replaced the economical Kevin Nash (0-19) and with the total on 67 he had J. Collinge-Wells (25) well caught by Patrick Page. Harry went on to take two more wickets to finish with figures of 8-0-46-3, a terrific return on his debut. When Sam Thomson had the dangerous Lee Savident, who top scored with 32, caught by skipper Michael Porter the score was 114-5 Bashley were buzzing and when Page ran out Ankers for a duck it was 122-6 and it was only through Brighton Mugochi (25 n.o.) and 19 extras that Burridge were able to post 155 off 36 overs. The bowlers bowled well as a unit but they were aided by some superb ground fielding along with some great catches being held, led by the skipper who took 4 stunning catches at slip.

Mitch Wilson – 3 wickets

Harry Walton – 3 wickets

Tom Gates and Josh Digby opened the batting to face the rapid but erratic opening Burridge bowling attack of D. Stancliffe (1-33) and M. McMurray (1-16) and it was McMurray who struck first bowling Gates off an inside edge for 8 with the score on 21, four runs later Digby fell lbw to Stancliffe for 10. Patrick Page was joined by M. Porter and they had a 41 run partnership when Porter was bowled by S. White for 16, Tom Jacques went after scoring 9 but the ever reliable Chris Ridley (17 n.o.) in partnership with Page saw Bashley home after 33 overs with Page showing real class with a chanceless 74 n.o.

Patrick Page – 74*