3rd Team Report

 

The 3rd Team Travelled to Villa Park (well close by) last week to take on Aston, having won the toss we chose to bowl and took an early wicket through Tom Wells, Aston recovered well, but a typically mean spell of spin bowling from the evergreen Nigel Moore (4-45) kept Aston pegged back and with the support of Justin Hemming 2-32 we managed to bowl Aston out for 191 after 49 overs – gaining what proved to be 1 extra over in return. In reply, we also lost an early wicket with Reece Saunders out for 0, but a solid partnership between Justin Hemming (81) and Fahd Janjua (55) put us back in control of the game. However a middle order collapse then put the game back in the balance and going into the 51st over (Our bonus over) we still required 10 runs to win with 7 wickets down – step up Tom Wells (9no) who hit back to back boundaries to see us over the line with 2 balls to spare. This week we travel to Massey Ferguson hoping to pick up another victory to keep up the pressure on the top 2 sides Lyndworth and Knowle Village.