Bashley 3s v Cadnam – match report

Bashley travelled to play local rivals Cadnam for an early start due to England’s World Cup quarter final.

Bashley won the toss and elected to bat first in the glorious sunshine. Paul Kemp and Luke Stubbington made a steady start and had they taken the score to 47 when Kemp was bowled for 25. Stubbington (18) fell soon afterwards and when Edmunds was bowled for 16, Bashley were struggling at 69 for 3. Arno Hattingh looked in good touch and was threatening a fight back until he was run out for 25. Four more wickets then fell quickly as Bashley slumped to 109 for 8. Late order resistance from Tom Harris (18), Toby Mills (13) and Jack Harris (10 not out) eventually saw Bashley to a modest 155 all out after 42 overs.

With a delayed tea, Bashley knew they needed to make early inroads into the Cadnam batting. Despite an early wicket for Sam Scott (1 for 37), Cadnam had reached a comfortable 64 for 1 by the break. After the extended tea and witnessing England’s victory, play resumed in the still unrelenting heat. Godfrey and Hart continued to score freely for Cadnam despite the best efforts of the Bashley bowling attack. Eventually, Godfrey was caught off Dan Hart (1 for 21) for 67 but by now the victory target was in sight. Gavin Hart (54 not out), soon scored the winning runs for Cadnam to complete a comfortable 8 wicket victory with 13 overs to spare.