OTs and Romsey fifths came back down to earth this week when they were beaten away to ten-man Wilton on their artificial wicket.
Wilton batted first after being inserted by Romsey and scored steadily, despite losing wickets quite regularly. They were bowled out for 172 in the 41st over, however this could have been easily 30 or 40 less if Romsey didn’t spill five or six catches and concede 25 wides.
Romsey did polish off the innings well mainly thanks to B Hayes(4-31) bowling his wobblers.
C Winstanley 2, J Trodd, T Nixon and R Aujla were the other wicket takers.
In reply Romsey’s openers started brightly but conspired to lose three wickets in one Shergold over which put them on the back foot. J Trodd(15) and D Service (29) staged a mini recovery before Trodd was unluckily run out. From then on wickets fell regularly, however young Wathen (23) batted bravely and showed plenty of ability and along with Winstanley(14*) who gave the score some respectability. Romsey were all out though for 132 losing the game by 40 runs, perhaps rueing their earlier fielding display.