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Netley are champions despite another maximum from us against Waterlooville

posted 13 May 2010, 06:28 by Martin Farrell
28 August 2007

It's all over for the season. We finished second. Netley hung-on against Burridge IV's for a 23 point win and remained unbeaten for the season.

More later on our fabulous performances but for now the official report...

Mark Allen finished the season with a superb all-round performance that summed up both his and Bosham's season perfectly. First he anchored the Bosham innings scoring 90 on a green-top pitch that was offering plenty of assistance to the Waterlooville bowlers. Nick Outram (28) and Tom Gilliatt (34) were the other top scorers helping Bosham to post a total of 219.

Allen then turned his hand to bowling. Replacing Gilliatt in the 23rd over he skittled the opposition with his canny slow right arm bowling claiming six wickets for just 20 runs and reducing Waterlooville to 139 all-out. This was Bosham's thirteenth win of the season and sets a new total points league record for the division of 310 which is even more remarkable considering the weather this summer. It was however not enough to overhaul Netley Sports. Final positions in the Hampshire League are calculated on average points per game and with Netley winning the head-to-head game against Bosham in week six and remaining unbeaten for the rest of the season they finish as worthy champions. Both teams will be promoted to South-East Division 2 next season.

Pos

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Points

Average

1

Netley Sports

12

12

0

273

22.75

2

Bosham

14

13

1

310

22.14



Much of Bosham's success this season has been founded on having a stable top order batting line-up. The team has batted first on eight occasions and dominated in six of these when they have scored over 200 to secure maximum batting points. The total runs for the season of 700 scored by Allen is a league divisional record a great personal achievement. Altogether those "top-four" batsmen, Colin Henderson, Mark Allen, Nick Outram and David Goodman have scored over 80 percent of the teams runs.

Name

Inns

Runs

Average

% of team runs

Mark Allen

14

700

63.64

28.93

Nick Outram

13

517

57.44

22.86

Colin Henderson

14

316

22.57

13.06

David Goodman

11

307

38.38

15.79

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