Having lost the toss on a damp track, we were inserted.
Patience was the order of the day, and unfortunately wickets fell at regular intervals.
Max & Laughts got absolute "Jaffa's" to send them back, and Ed was unfortunate to have been ran out by his much faster batting partner!!! However, the rest of the wickets were given away, which raises the point once again about being able to get your head down and keep the scoreboard ticking.
It was disappointing to fall just short of the 3 batting points, as we were bowled out in just 42 overs.
However, with a strong bowling attack, confidence was high with regards restricting the home team.
Having had words at tea about slow bowling being crucial on the Long Eaton wicket, we opened with Jimmy and Max, they picked up a wicket each. Orgill then dropped it on the spot for 4 overs, going for just 2 per over. But the conditions had changed, pace was required, and Laughton & Collington delivered!!
They bowled 23 overs between them straight through picking up 7 wickets for 59 runs. We often talk about bowling in partnerships, and this was a prime example of how to do it. The attack was relentless and Long Eaton had no answer.
Great support in the field, meant that by the time Luke "The Cleaner" Rees & Max DUNBY, picked up a wicket each the game had gone for Long Eaton.
The final wicket that gave us the extra bowling point was taken by Max on the last ball of the 45th over. We always need to play until the end, every point counts.
Well done lads.
3 big games left, and I feel confident that if we win them, we will go up to Div E.