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Brigands v West Meon 14 June 2023

A warm and sunny evening greeted the players for the 3rd T20 of the summer for the Brigands.

Brigands won the toss and chose to bat first. Skipper Northwood sent Mann and Flewitt in to open the batting and the pair quickly put on 36 before Mann fell. Flewitt continued onto retire at 25 and a quick fire 29 from Ladenburg Snr including putting 2 balls in the farmer's field. The second one almost hitting the Brigands looking for the first ball!! Runs slowed as West Meon brought on some quicker bowlers but Jay Snr and Goodman saw Brigands through to 126 after 20 overs.

West Meon also started brightly with their opener quickly getting his 25 but after the quick start runs slowed up. Chatty Mann took a stumping and a catch in the same over off Wood and 2 in 2 balls from Goodman looked to turn the tie in Brigands favour. A late flourish from West Meon was halted by a great catch from Blackburn off Beardall and a run out from the boundary by Jay Snr left West Meon needing 13 off the last over with 2 wickets left. Goodman removed the number 11 first ball leaving the retired opener to return but he lost his wicket to a run out from Ladenburg to end the game.

A close game which was enjoyed by both sides.

Motivational quote of the day goes to Ladenburg Snr who when attempting to console Ladenburg Jnr after his first ball duck said "It was a great ball that even Adam Jay wouldn't have kept out!!".

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