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.