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Burridge beaten again

posted 13 May 2010, 06:41 by Martin Farrell
7 July 2008

Nick Outram scored a magnificent 151 and Ben Hembrow took six wickets on debut to help Bosham to a resounding win over Burridge II XI. The maximum points victory maintains pressure on top place Portsmouth & Southsea II XI who dropped a couple of bonus points in their victory over Netley Sports.

Nick dominated the Burridge bowling striking 8 sixes and 13 fours after coming in to replace Duncan after he was very harshly adjudged LBW to the bowling of Candy. Bosham’s highest scoring league batsmen had started this season in terrible form having scored only 14 runs before last weeks match when he rediscovered some form and scored a fifty. This week he was back to his best and plundering the bowling to all corners of the ground. The Burridge bowlers had no answer and contributions from Mark (52) and David (38) added to their misery.

Weather conditions deteriorated slightly for the Burridge innings as an increasingly strong breeze made bowling difficult. However, with the luxury of such a large total to defend an attacking field was set as the wickets needed to secure maximum bowling points were sought.

Martin had an early breakthrough clean bowling Wright but it was the introduction of Ben Hembrow into the attack that made all the difference. The Burridge batsmen could not live with his pace and he soon claimed the crucial wickets of White (42) and then Coles (44). From then on the Burridge resistance capitulated with Ben collecting a total of six wickets. This was opportune because running up a slope and bowling in to the wind at the other end was proving a challenge. This was best demonstrated by the normally reliable Barney being hit for six consecutives fours from one of his overs.

Thanks to Debs Outram for providing the pictures.