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.