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HCL-SE2: Ordnance Survey vs Bosham - 10 July 2010

posted 17 Jul 2010, 02:56 by Martin Farrell
A century from Jonathan Bance who batted with Rich Curtis in a fourth wicket partnership of 128 played Ordnance Survey into a winning position and ended Bosham’s winning run.

Jon Stevenson claimed a couple of wickets to reduce Ordnance Survey to 50 for 2. However, Bance and Curtis made the visitors toil in the sunshine as they increased the total to 175 from 30 overs. John Barnett eventually made a breakthrough when he bowled Curtis for 67 but Bance continued until the final over of the innings when he was trapped LBW for 113. By the close Ordnance Survey had posted an impressive 260.

Bosham made a positive response with Duncan Barratt (34) and David Goodman (36) keeping their side in with a chance of victory. The innings of Nick Outram was always likely to prove pivotal in the game and when he made an excellent start hitting fifty in quick fashion Ordnance Survey were certainly concerned. The field was set back to protect the boundary and it paid dividends when an excellent throw form Bance left Outram inches short. Following his dismissal for 58 Bosham were reduced to 159 for 6 and with key players missing Bosham were unable to capitalise on their good start. Despite a flourish from Mike Rooke who scored 33 the innings closed on 198 for 7 and 62 runs short of the target.

Loses for Fair Oak, Fareham and Crofton, Old Hambledonians and Waterlooville meant that it was all change at the top of SE Division 2 with Ryde now emerging as the new leaders and Bosham hanging on to their fifth place.