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Brigands v Lymington CC

Jay turns from handyman to match-winner!

On a bright and breezy day, the Brigands arrived to the sights and sounds of Adam Jay and Eddie undertaking repairs to the west end of the pavilion. Who thought Jay’s day could get any better?

Brigands won the toss and opted to bat. The crowd were anticipating big things from Turner and Inglis but ended up disappointed as both fell after making a bright start. Wickets fell regularly with most batsmen getting a start but only Henderson on 27 making it out of the teens.

With the score on 115-7 and it looking like Brigands wouldn’t make it to tea it was down to Mann and Wood to put on a quick fire 42 before Mann fell LBW to the finger of Tompkins. Wood added a further 25 with Bath before falling for 44. Only 3 more balls were faced before the Brigands innings ended on 183-9.

The Lymington reply started slowly with 22 runs scored off the first 10 overs before the opener was given out LBW for the second time in his innings. Brigands were finding wickets hard to come by and it was another 10 overs before the next wicket fell at 55-2.

At drinks the game looked to be going the way of Lymington as they needed 102 off 20 overs to win the game with 8 wickets remaining. Henderson decided to ring the changes in his bowling attack to try for the wickets. Wood picked up 2 in 2 balls before Turner(self-proclaimed best off-spinner in the club) picked up the 5th wicket. Was the tide turning? Runs were flowing and wickets were falling. 52 needed off 10 overs with 5 wickets left. Time to bring on Bath who delivered first ball followed by 2 more in a 3-11 spell. Gray picked up his second wicket to leave the score at 154-9.

Time for Jay to step up with Lymington’s U13s at the crease. Jay only needed one swinging, seaming deliver to rattle the off-stump of the youngster and become the match-winner for Brigands. Jay promptly rubbed salt in the wound of the poor batter by telling him he isn’t even a proper bowler!!

Brigands won by 29 runs.

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