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L.I.C.C. II v Mickleton (07-07-2007)

Played Saturday, July 7th 2007

Itchington II’s started the 2nd half of their first league campaign with an emphatic defeat by Mickleton.

Due to an accident and subsequent road closure Mickleton forfeited the toss as the only had 9 men at the appointed time and Itchington skipper Dave Buchholz sent them into the field. However it was Mickleton’s 9 men that drew first blood with Tom Perks being bowled in the 2nd over (his first duck of the year). Buchholz (24) and Graham Foster (31) then built a patient stand of 52 before both falling victim to Ellis in quick succession which brought Michael Parsons into join Jeff Rogers and they provided the impetus the innings needed at that point, Parsons (45) just missing out on a deserved half century becoming Ellis’s 3rd victim, but Rogers went onto to make 55 n.o. to take the total to a competitive 184 off their 45 over’s.

Mickleton’s reply got off to a lightning start as Ellis plundered runs almost at will and when he was eventually dismissed by Luke Fogarty (5.1-1-36-1) for a destructive 111 the winning post was in sight and Mickleton duly cantered home in the 39th over with their skipper Ben Fairfax hitting the winning runs. Of the bowlers only Andy Wood escaped a mauling finishing with 6-1-10-1.

Mickleton v L.I.C.C. II (05-05-2007)

Played Saturday, May 5th 2007

Itchington’s 2nd XI first taste of league cricket resulted in an emphatic win over hosts Mickleton. Asked to bat first on a green track skipper Dave Buchholz and and fellow opener Tom Perks made steady progress initially before accelerating the rate to reach 107 off 23 overs when Buchholz was dismissed one short of a deserved half century. Perks (37) carried on the good work and with a rapid 20 from Nigel Smith and contributions from all the lower order a total of 200-9 and maximum batting points were reached in the last over. Bend (6-1-24-3) and Knight (10-1-50-3) took 3 wickets apiece.

In reply Mickleton also started steadily, Powell and Ellis putting on 44 in 15 overs for the 1st wicket. Jack Arthurton (6-2-25-2) removed them both in quick succession then Steve Crosthwaite (10-3-22-3) with son Thomas (7.2-0-21-3) bowling in tandem took 3 wickets apiece to rip out the Mickleton middle order allowing returning opening bowler Andy Wood (8-1-36-2) to mop up the tail to give Itchington a comfortable victory by 84 runs. Bend completed a fine all round match by being last out adding 25 to his 3 wickets but no other Mickleton batsmen could match his stickability.