Bashley Win Presidents Cup – match report

After defeating new Milton and Lymington in the previous rounds, Bashley faced local opponents Sway in the Presidents cup final.

The match was played at Lymington cricket club on Friday, 4 August.

After winning the toss, Bashley Captain Simon Ridley elected to bat first on what looked like a wicket which would favour the bowlers throughout the match.

Bashley went on to score a respectable 115-6 off their 17 overs with Tom Gates (26), Mitch Wilson (24) and Phil Morris (22 not out) all contributing valuable runs with the bat.

Jake Lilley and Pierre Van Wyk had been a valuable opening partnership with the ball throughout this competition and this proved the case again in the final. Both bowlers bowled with pace and accuracy and made it extremely difficult for the Sway batsman.

Although they battled hard, Sway found the challenging wicket and quality bowling partnerships too much and ended their innings on 35-9 off 17 overs (Lilley 2-8, Digby 4-10 and Holly 3-2)

Man of the match was awarded to Joshua Digby for his four over a spell of 4-10.

With the first bit of silverware now in the trophy cabinet, the Saturday teams will be looking to do something similar during the last month of the season.