Hursley Park III's: 142 all out
One of the more curious of games down at East Tytherley this weekend. Winning the toss, captain Neagle opted to bat first. They began well despite losing Mark Allen early, however were reduced to 58/3 following Tim Slade's (41) careless departure. A procession soon followed as OT's found themselves 121/8 with only Poolman (27) really contributing. Staring down the barrel for the first time in the day, up stepped Charlie Evans (30) demonstrating his potential, and Katie George, who hit a flowing 25 to ensure a defendable total of 183.
After tea the OT's bowlers began dreadfully, with five bowlers used in 12 overs with Hursley Park barreling along and were 63 without loss until man of the match Pete Newton (4/27) came into the fold and helped skittle the oppositions top order to reduce them to 88/6. Katie George (2/23) and Tim Slade (2/36) also chipped in before something remarkable happened. Neagle (1/6), who brought himself on to clear up the tail, performed a miracle, one last seen in Ampfield six years prior. Ambling in off his carefully trodden run up, he spun a ball, capping a bizarre game of cricket in which the Third XI can ill afford if they want to keep winning matches. With Hursley all out for 142, a 41 run win and it looks brilliant in the score books!