A bad day at the office all round. Apart from Josh Perry :)
After loosing two lads late on Friday night David Hedge and Will Clayton got the nod for the first team away at Long Eaton. After loosing the toss on a good pitch the opening bowlers showed why Long Eaton are second in the league,
Our top order of Laughts and Crowder falling for 25 then a middle order collapse of Ed Clayton, Collo first ball and Hedge saw us 36 for 5, some resistance from Newbs and Cope ticked us over to 56, until some brilliant bowling removed Cope and poor shot got Newbs. Aaman batted well with Lewis Macrea to put on another 30 until another brilliant delivery from Terah Hooley removed Aaman giving him figures of 7 for 42.
Enter Josh Perry, feeling unwell at the start of the game, to give the rest of the batsman a 'that’s how you do it' show, smashing 32 off 4 overs including 4 consecutive 4's off their opener, then a 6 from the other end. Well played Josh!!
With little to bowl at the bowlers did their best with Dan Collo taking 3 quick wickets and a one handed grab at square leg from that man again, Josh Perry backed up by ed Clayton taking a wicket caught behind with a jaffa, saw Long Eaton 40 for 4.
Unfortunately the runs flowed well and Long Eaton were able to comfortably reach 120 with 5 wickets down.
Top efforts in the field lads, more batting required next week.......