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Gilliatt sends Post Office packing

posted 13 May 2010, 06:21 by Martin Farrell
17 June 2007

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Tom Gilliatt marked his return from University with a sensational six wicket haul as Bosham bounced backed from last weeks defeat with an emphatic maximum points win over Portsmouth Post Office.

Gilliatt was introduced into the attack in the twelfth over and immediately had the batsmen in trouble having Ian Drain caught by Hugh Dodd with his third delivery. His next five overs were wicketless but cost just seven runs because the Portsmouth batsmen were not able to cope with the seaming ball. He claimed a wicket in each of his next four overs to firmly establish Bosham's dominance of the game with Portsmouth reduced to 66 for 8. His final wicket of the afternoon came his slightly shorter ball unsettled Adam Friend and the youngster slipped and hit his own wicket. Gilliatt finished with his best figures for Bosham of 6 for 21.

Runs were just as hard to come by from the other end as Martin Farrell kept the pressure on the Portsmouth batsmen completing his twelve over spell for the cost of just 19 runs including seven maidens from his first eight overs. He was replaced by John Barnett who took a couple of wickets, both stumped sharply by Colin Henderson, to wrap up the innings. His second wicket was a personal landmark. Since Bosham joined the League in 1998 it was his 200th league wicket for the Club.

Despite a couple of early set backs with Henderson and Mark Allen loosing their wickets cheaply Bosham completed an eight wicket win with Nick Outram (39) and David Goodman (22) guiding their side home in only 17 overs.