T20 comes to the Down
In a change to the usual timed format, a sunny Thursday evening saw the first T20 of the season as Winchester College sent a team to play Brigands on a wicket freshly prepared by Harry Bates.
Winchester batted first and were soon in trouble as Hay and Sargant both picked up a wicket in their first over. Some big hitting saw the score rise but wickets fell regularly with Henderson and Turner both claiming 2 catches each before Turner turned bowler and was on a hat-trick with only his 3rd ball. The Winchester innings finished on 123-9.
Brigands started brightly with Preece and Blackburn adding 21 for the first wicket before Preece fell LBW. That brought Peach C to the wicket and the runs continued to flow and Blackburn (32) and Peach (33) both retired before Northwood and Peach J saw Brigands home with 4 overs to spare finishing on 128-2.