The 2nds travelled to Newtown Linford buoyed by a great start to the season but were frustrated at having to settle for a losing draw when the quality of fielding had an adverse impact in the quest for victory.
Tim Mason took to the field for the first time this season as replacement for the “lame” Chris Hill and the promoted Pedro. The hosts posted 193-5 off their reduced 32 overs with 2 wickets apiece for Tom Bailey and Dave Whitmore.
KCCs response ended on 169-5 off a further reduced 28 overs in spite of the continued good form of Sam Johnson (41) and Ben Matthew (picture above) who hit 4 6’s on his way to 51.
The 3rds travelled to Old Northamptonians and racked up 264-5 declared off 39 overs with Skipper Greenhalgh leading the way with 98 and Asif Bhojani making a splendid 84 and Monik Patel smashin 31 off 19 balls at the end. The hosts response never really threatened and they finished on 155-2 off 39 overs and we took a winning draw to bring some sanity back after the previous week’s self inflicted problems.
The unbeaten 4’s entertained Egerton Park and did well to compile 190-8 off 37 overs in spite of 4 stoppages for rain. John Pounds continued his good form with 48 at the top of the order but the real impetus at the end came from Dave Pounds and a tremendous unbeaten 51 from John Butler which ensured that we took 100 from the last 12 overs.
In response a great spell from Dunc Jones was the highlight with 3-13 a great return in spite of him “losing focus” in suffering a “bad fall” whilst batting.
An 11 point return was not bad in the circumstances and the lads continued to fight for everything in the field and were the only team looking for a win at the end.