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HCL: Compton vs Bosham

posted 13 May 2010, 06:57 by Martin Farrell
Result: Compton (24pts) beat Bosham (6pts) by 166 runs

Date: Sat 13th Jun 2009

Mark Middleton top scored with 56 runs and then went on to take four wickets for 10 runs as Compton thrashed division rivals Bosham by 145 runs.

Electing to bat first Compton posted a score of 212 that was below par compared to their previous innings at home this season. Early in the innings the Compton batsmen struggled to cope with Bosham bowlers and Shaw, Elms and Rosier all fell cheaply. At this stage of the game Bosham were on top. However, it was Middleton that held the innings together and with some big hitting contributions from Barclay (37), Turner (23) and Francis (26) helped to recover the situation for the home side.

In reply, Bosham slumped to 66 all out. Laurence Hembrow and Jim Callaghan were the only batsmen to make double figures as Bosham produced their worst batting performance for many seasons. After Turner made an initial impact by removing openers Barratt and Abbott it was the dependable Middleton who did the most damage claiming four wickets.

The result means Compton consolidate their position at the top of the table while Bosham slip down to seventh.