It’s goodnight John-boy as the Waltons star at Broadhalfpenny Down.
A warm evening greeted our visitors from West Meon for the third T20 of the season. Brigands lost the toss and were asked to bat prompting skipper Northwood to ask the Walton father and son team to open the batting.
After a slow start and some gentle persuasion from the boundary to ”run” the Walton boys found their form and the runs flowed. First to go was Walton Snr caught after scoring 25. Walton Jnr batted well before retiring on 24 leaving Henderson to hit a quick-fire 30 before a brisk 17 from the skipper saw the innings close on 172-8.
The visitor’s innings never really got started. Wood dropped a caught and bowled off the very first ball but a Jay catch at the end of the over saw the visitors 0-1 after 1 over. Bring on younger Walton and with his first ball took a stunning one-handed caught and bowled. Follow that one Dad! Not to be outdone Wood took his own caught and bowled before Turner, Henderson, and Flewitt all picked up a wicket.
It was the time for Walton Snr to turn his arm and after a very close stumping wasn’t given the batsman was clean bowled the next ball.
With the game nearing a close Jay and Walton were distracted by their food being brought out from the pub to the boundary. They asked Turner to keep an eye on it for them which is like asking a dog to keep an eye on the match ball. Fortunately, they didn’t have to wait long as 2 run-outs from Henderson and Wood in the next over left Turner with one wicket to take which he did in the 16th overseeing West Meon all out for 74.
Well done all on a good performance, especially the Walton twins!