Bashley 3s v Totton & Eling – match report

In welcome sunshine, Bashley won the toss and elected to bat first. After the loss of an early wicket, Luke Stubbington and Greg Harvard batted cautiously at first against the accurate Totton opening bowling attack. They gradually started to increase the tempo and had taken the score to 106 when Harvard was stumped for 34. Two more wickets soon fell but Stubbington was playing with increasing authority. He had reached an excellent 95 but was denied a deserved century when he was bowled by the returning opening bowler Darney. Late order acceleration from Michael O’Sullivan (15), Chris Gates (17 not out) and Sam Scott with an excellent 31 not out, ensured that Bashley reached a competitive 218 for 7 after their 45 overs.

 

Luke Stubbington – 95 runs

After tea, the Totton openers Manur and Egan found scoring difficult against the Bashley new ball attack of Sean Read and James Turner. Read in particular bowled with good rhythm as he opened with an impressive spell of 6 successive maidens. Michael O’Sullivan (1 for 18) bowled Egan to make the initial breakthrough but Manur and Darney batted resolutely for Totton to take them to 66 for 1 after 21 overs. Sam Scott then had Darney caught for 23 to start a Totton batting collapse. Scott (3 for 34) took three wickets in 5 balls and when Mills (2 for 26) dismissed Manur for 37, the rest of the Totton batting quickly subsided. Jack Ransom (3 for 8) and the returning Sean Read (1 for 4) completed the collapse as Totton were all out for 111 to leave Bashley comfortable victors by 107 runs.