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Brigands v Ashford Hill, 20 August 2023

Ashford Hill hadn't visited Broadhalfpenny Down for over 20 years so it was a warm welcome back to the village team from Basingstoke.


With a good crowd, a blue sky and a short boundary it was a day for entertainment.


There was a football for a pre match kickabout on World Cup Final day and the Turners had been baking all morning preparing a world class tea.


Ewan Lovett-Turner took in the Zak Crawley role, driving and pulling his way to a superb 71. Dave Henderson hit a six and late cut his way to 38, and Dougie Henderson followed up with a six that sailed over The Monument and into the Bat and Ball.


Jim Morris and Sam Sargant put on a quick 30 at the end so Brigands could declare on 196-4 off just 35 overs.


Four front line bowlers were each given 6 overs (for contractual and scorebook symmetry reasons); Ed Hands bowled fast but without luck, Mike Beardall bowled with guile for 2 wickets, Lee Gray bowled with accuracy for 2 wickets and Neil Wood bowled with variety for 3 wickets.


The best games finish with moments of magic; first Gerry Northwood's 2 for 2, and then Neil Wood's tempting slow left arm looper that induced a looping catch to Mike Beardall at first slip which stuck in his outstretched hand to seal another win for the Brigands.


Brigands 196-4 declared beat Ashford Hill 84 all out by 112 runs


Ashford Hill, a good crowd and the Brigands late middle order (not required)


Dougie goes large


Strong batting display at Broadhalfpenny Down



Brigands football

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