Another slow low pitch not made for fluent scoring.
C: 124-10. Raj 42. M Alexander 11.4-6-17-5
P: 120-9. T Mileham 43. Joshi 10-3-18-4
The seamers did well
especially Mike Alexander who picked up his 1st fivefer of the season but it
has to be said that all 4 seamers were tight & economical. Additionally,
spinners Matt Holliday & Allan Roberts bowled well but Raj, with good use of
the feet, was ruthless as both were only able to pick up relatively
expensive returns for a wicket a piece.
In reply, P had an awful start reaching 27-4, all 4 going to the leggie,
Joshi, who had a ruthless googly amongst his armoury, Batting at 6, Tim
Mileham was the only batter really able to get on top, & abley supported by
Matt Patel, they sought to right the ship with a partnership of 47.
runs were still required though & wickets fell to that cause until the last
ball was due with 5 runs still required & 2 wickets in hand. Mike Alexander
gave it his best before being selflessly run out coming back for a second.
P: AD JB DM PH* HP TM+ DR NF MA MH AR 12th NVW