Romsey Town vs. Harlton

13:30, Saturday, July 13, 2013

Harlton (196/6 in 40 6-ball overs)
Romsey Town (103 all-out in 34.5 6-ball overs)
by 93 runs.

Report by Daniel Mortlock:

Confucious say "Team with six ducks not win match," and so it turned out. Of the five batsmen who did trouble the scorer only Rod Dennis (23) and Andy Owen (33*) made more than 13 (the defining number of the day, given both the date and the fact that this was our 13th match this season). Our pursuit of Harlton's 196/6 actually started reasonably well, with the score on 34/1 towards the end of the 11th over . . . but less than four overs later we were 39/6 (i.e., we'd lost 5/5) and dead in the water. From there it was actually a pretty good effort to get to 103 . . .

. . . even if that meant that Harlton could, if they'd known, have declared at the drinks break of their innings and won by 4 runs (and without losing a wicket). We did eventually get some wickets in the second half of their innings as Andy Owen (2/35), James Brugler (2/43) and Ferdi Rex (1/32) all made breakthroughs. Add in a run out and a catch by Maximus Rex and we at least got 5 points from the day (to go with our lesson on how to bat on a tricky pitch).