Updated: Sep 1
Local derby ends in a draw.
Brigands welcomed West Meon to BHD in the last of the regular midweek fixtures. Brigands were put into bat by the visitors and the opening pair of Whittle and Turner put on 44 before Turner went for 24. Whittle added 29 before him and Ladenburg both went with the score on 78. Waktare hit a quick fire 24 before Northwood 40 not out and Wood 34 not out put on 58 in the last half hour to take the total to 192-5 at tea. Sargant and Woolvine opened the bowling for Brigands and it wasn’t long before Sargant brushed the off stump to remove an opener for a duck. Woolvine picked up the other opener after a sharp catch from Turner with the score on 60 as the visitors set about their target. Runs came fairly easily but so did wickets with Wood, Bath and Beardall all hitting the stumps. Another sharp catch from Turner off the bowling of Beardall saw the number 3 depart and Brigands were eyeing victory. Another wicket for Sargant and a diving effort from Whittle off Wood saw Brigands within 2 wickets of victory but it was not to be as West Meon held out for a draw finishing on 175-8. Probably a fair result in a tight game.