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Netley Sports vs Bosham

posted 13 May 2010, 06:31 by Martin Farrell
13 May 2008

Scorecard | League results

Netley hosted Bosham in the league season opener. Bosham had a score to settle after under-performing in the corresponding fixture in 2008 that allowed Netley to go the whole season undefeated and cost Bosham any chance of winning the divison.

There were several star performances on show but none less than Mark Allen who started where he left off last season scoring an emphatic 120 that included 18 fours and 2 sixes.

Duncan Barratt, making his debut for the league side, also joined in the fun smashing a quick fire 33 in a partnership of 89 with Mark. The nine over spell turned the momentum of the innings after, having been put in to bat, Bosham lost early wickets.

When Duncan was caught behind (the replays showed off of arm and then ear) Mark carried on his merry way. He was finally stumped by Crabtree from the bowling of Patrick with the score on 174.

The Bosham tail got the team past the 200 mark ensuring they collected the full batting bonus points and setting a reasonable target.

However, the last few runs did not come without incident. The following took place much to the amusement of the Bosham team:

The Netley batters were subjected to a torrid time from the Bosham bowling attack.

George Barratt was producing plenty of away swing as his left arm over bolwing caused the batsmen lots of problems. At the other end, Martin Farrell was able to get much more pace and bounce out of the wicket than any of the Netley bowlers and this caused a little discomfort and pain for the batsmen.

David Goodman replaced George after his six over spell and continued the good work. Despite some fielding faux-pas that allowed the batsmen to escape being caught on five separate occasions (more of that in another post maybe), Netley never really got themselves in to contention.

It was left to Barney and Laurence Hembrow to wrap-up the innings and secure a maximum points victory for Bosham.

Special mention must go to Hendo, who made up for abject batting display with five catches and a stumping. Claims of this being a record are still to be verified by the Club Historian.