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Bosham defeat Denmead to stay top

posted 13 May 2010, 06:33 by Martin Farrell
25 May 2008

Some entertaining calypso cricket from Duncan and an authoritative innings from David ensured Bosham maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a five wicket win over Denmead.

With Mark and Nick Outram just chipping in 17 runs between them it was down to the rest of the side to chase down the target of 123 runs. Duncan started in fine style by smashing 12 runs from the first over. "Not often I see someone pulling a delivery from wide outside the off stump for six in the first over of an innings", Mark said afterwards. Considering who Mark has been opening the batting with, I guess not.

Duncan continued to bat aggresively until he was undone by the bowling of Trevor Wright for 41. Laurence and Hugh did not stick around for long and at 85 for 5 the game was precariously poised. Fortunately Hendo thrived in his new batting role and supported David as the pair put on an undefeated partnership of 40 for the sixth wicket.

A boundary of the last ball meant that the an extra batting point was gained and Bosham finished the day taking 23 out of a possible 24 points.

Earlier in the match, Bosham produced a comprehensive bowling performance to dismiss the visitors for 123. Martin taking the first three wickets and being helped by a spectacular diving catch by Hendo to dismiss Dean.

As the Rain Man decided to park up on the M25 for an hour during his journey to Oaklands he was unavailable to bowl when George finished his opening spell. This gave an opportunity to Laurnece to bamboozle the Denmead batsmen with his leg spin. He duly took the opportunity and rather than just fill-in in for a few overs he produced an excellent spell of bowling taking four wickets for only 35 runs.

Denmead were dismissed for 123 using only 30 overs of their allocated 42 that left a lot of the Bosham bowling options unused!

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