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Brigands v Petersfield

It's often the small things in life that, when taken away, are missed the most. This weekend saw the return of sunshine, refreshments on the pitch, home-made cakes in the marquee and supporters on the boundary.

Every Brigand batted; Paul Whittle hit a six, Dave Henderson hit three in three balls and both Barney Wyld and Gerry Northwood scored elegant twenties. The Brigands declaration came at 190-9.

Din Patel, Mike Beardall and Jake Peach took care of uphill containment bowling duties whilst Neil Wood was left to attack a round Petersfield team with his accurate "darts". Five in his first spell and two more to mop up the tail finishing with a Brigands career best of 7 for 15 which left the visitors 79 runs short.

Chips arrived as the sun began to set and the first jug of the season was poured at the Bat & Ball; the small things.

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