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L.I.C.C. v Woodbourne (04-08-2007)

Played Saturday, August 4th 2007

Itchington got their season back on track against struggling Woodbourne on Saturday.

The visitors elected to field and the home openers made good use of excellent batting conditions. The first 50 came up in 10 overs and despite a slowing of the rate following bowling changes the score had reached 130 in the 29th over when Martyn Rawbone was first out for 83.

Fellow opener Graham Foster followed 4 overs later for 46 at 151. Alex Jack (22), Aaron Jones (34) and James Clarke (20) added the ‘icing’ against the tiring attack with the board reading 242-5 after the allotted overs. Only Jenkins 2-54 and Rooney 2-58 came away with any reward.

Brian Phillips got a wicket with the first ball of the reply and got another in his 2nd over at 10-2. Stephen Rawbone joined the party and took 4-14 in 6 overs including no 3 Heard for 20 as Woodbourne slumped 69-7.

The pitch was flattening out and the batsmen were playing only for bonus points as Rooney (21) and Caldicott (25) added 41. LI couldn’t dislodge the last pair as the score ended on 135-9 with Itchington winning by 107 runs. Phillips finishing with 3-12 in his 10 overs.

Woodbourne v L.I.C.C. (02-06-2007)

Played Saturday, June 2nd 2007

It was a case of deja vu for Itchington’s first XI as a good bowling display paved the way for victory.

The visitors arrived to find a wet and under prepared strip and chose to field upon winning the toss. After a wicket in the 2nd over the home side advanced the total slowly to 22 before a flurry of wickets saw the score slip to 35-6 (Jenkins 10).

Williams from no 7 batted doggedly and he and Harrison added 22 before another collapse to 56-9. Williams succumbed finally in the 44th over for a top score 20 with only 73 on the board and all 5 LI bowlers taking wickets. Brian Phillips (10-6-9-3) and Martin Clark (10-4-11-2) being particularly frugal.

With the pitch playing better Graham Foster (15) and George Insall (22) put on 39 before change bowler Bannister (10-4-22-3) began causing problems. Despite 18 from Aaron Jones there was a middle order wobble before victory eventually came by 5 wickets in the 36 over of a very low scoring encounter.