LONG ITCHINGTON 2nds V FLADBURY
Cotswold Hills League Div 4 Sat 24/8/13
LI 2nds produced a solid win to on their visit to already relegated Fladbury. On a dry pitch with some variable bounce and a big outfield the division 4 champions never found themselves in a dominant position with a number of their top order getting in but out before going on to get the threatened big score. Graham Foster and Aaron Jones (15) put on 41for the first wicket. Cameos from George Insall (23) and Jamie Breakwell (15) helped the run rate leaving Foster to get to his 50 in the 42nd over before being dismissed. Teenager Jake Butler with 25 not out was there at the end as LI compiled 186-7 from their allocation with 5 of the 6 strong home attack taking wickets. In reply Fladbury lost their skipper to a good slip catch for a duck in the second over. 40 runs were added before all-rounder Butler got rid of Prudden for 18 and the no4 first ball. Rotating 6 bowlers, backed up by good catching, paid dividends and at 101-7 an early finish looked likely but the experienced Mytton at 6 hit selectively reaching a creditable 53 before being stumped off the returning Butler. Jennings (21) and Turner (12), both unbeaten, took the score to 170-9 but the home side were still 16 runs short as the overs ran out. Butler finished with 4-40 and the experienced Brian Phillips backing him up with 3-31.
|Long Itchington||B.Phillips 10-2-31-3
J. Butler 9-1-40-4
J.Butler 25 n.o.