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Brigands v Old Woks

On the final day of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend with Broadhalfpenny Down decked out in Union Jacks, a special 70 over match against "the landlords".

David Mann was awarded his Brigands cap before Old Woks began their innings. Wood, Ladenburg and debutant Lee Gray bowled well to restrict scoring to just under 3 per over. Northwood dived around feet-first on the Bat and Ball boundary on what was a good day in the field for Brigands with Henderson, Beardall, Ladenburg and Turner all holding onto smart catches, and Reed and Wood finishing with 2 wickets each.

Hambledon Vineyard supplied the fizz and Chairman Nick Harris gave a tea-time toast to Her Majesty, whilst players enjoyed egg and cress sandwiches, chocolate cake, banana loaf, scones, and homemade sausage rolls.

Set a target of 178 to win, Brigands were 10-3 until Henderson and Northwood steadied the ship and as the rain came up the valley Ladenburg hit 18 off an over before the gloomy weather left the umpires no choice but to call off the game, evenly poised at 85-4 with 17 overs still to go.

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