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Ordnance Survey vs Bosham

posted 13 May 2010, 06:40 by Martin Farrell
3 July 2008

Bosham put on a master class of batting as they dominated in their game against Ordnance Survey. Bosham claimed maximum points as they posted a season high total of 281 before bowling out the opposition for just 121.

Mark Allen and Duncan Barratt dominated the bowling in an opening stand of 103. Barratt had scored 51 when he was caught by Edara but his dismissal simply allowed Nick Outram a welcome opportunity to rediscover his batting form. He seized the chance and quickly went on to score a fifty before being bowled by Homewood. In the meantime Allen was compiling yet another big score but just as he tried to up the tempo to end his innings with a flourish he too was bowled by Homewood for 83. However, in stepped James Callaghan to round off an excellent batting performance with a scintillating 45 from just 19 balls.

The effects of the long afternoon in the field were evident as Ordnance Survey started their innings in a lack lustre manner. George Barratt and Martin Farrell both took early wickets as pressure was exerted on the batsmen. A superb spell of bowling from the veteran John Barnett ensured that Bosham were able to claim maximum bowling points. In a spell of 11 overs Barnett took six wickets for the cost of just 26 runs and this all after splitting open a finger while attempting a caught and bowled in his first over.