On a glorious summers day… somewhere in the world, we started our league season on a very grey cold day.
We lost the toss and were put into bat. With 10 overs gone we were 39-3, but then up stepped Will Matthews and Chris Lovell with what must be a club record 4th wicket partnership of 264! Will played an unbelievable innings reaching 188, smashing the club record by 51 runs! It was one of the best innings I have ever seen. Chris supported him very well at the other end, and finished not out with one of the best 60’s.
Will unfortunatetly got out with 1 ball remaining going for 2 sixes off the last 2 balls trying to get to the 200 mark, he was slightly disappointed, but it did mean the team could give him the round of applause his innings deserved.
So Sherston ended up on a mere 308-4 off their 40 overs.
After a good start to the bowling attack by Andy Pegg (2-25) and Simon Hulance (1-21), the opposition were also 39-3. But a special innings like Will’s can only happen once in a game and James Kutchera bowled brilliantly straight and also troubled the honours board with 5-17 (4 of them bowled!).
We bowled the opposition out for 106 which meant a mighty win of 202 runs.
The full scorecard is available here: http://sherstonmagna.play-cricket.com/website/results/2433371