Phoenix vs Anglian Water

Glorious sunshine rather than rain this week but the fact that the opposition only had 8 players meant it was a knockabout match once again. No matter, it was an enjoyable one against friendly opposition.

Dave and the Fixtures Secretary volunteered to play for the opposition with Olivia and Freya (combined age 22) making emergency Phoenix debuts – and both did brilliantly. Freya kept wicket (taking a catch and running out a batsman) and Olivia not only bowled well but was there with her dad when the winning runs were scored.

Anglian’s opener retired not out, as did Dave, but mainly the Phoenix bowlers were on top – including Gareth who took a wicket with an unplayable ball. Or something like that…

Debutant Badders took a wicket, as did George and Nusrat before Jeff came steaming in at the end to bowl two more out. Anglian’s total of 107 was never going to be enough.

And so it proved as opening pair Jeff and Badders raced to not out knocks, as did Gareth, and we won with plenty of overs to spare.

Anglian Water
C Pegg lbw Rolls 13
D Delucchi retired not out 27
R Harrison b Badcock 2
M Walker c F West b Hamid 0
D Garman retired not out 28
J West b Everson 3
J Edevane b Wilson 0
J Radford run out 8
C Watts b Wilson 2
Extras 25
Total 107-7 from 20 overs

Phoenix bowling figures

S Lancaster 2-0-13-0
A Foster 2-0-6-0
R Minter 2-0-12-0
G Rolls 2-0-4-1
J Badcock 2-0-5-1
N Hamid 2-0-13-1
O Rolls 2-0-12-0
G Everson 2-0-19-1
J Wilson 2-0-4-2
M Dobson 2-0-13-0

J Wilson retired not out 26
J Badcock retired not out 25
R Minter run out 11
G Everson retired not out 26
O Rolls not out 4
A Foster b Thomas 0
F West b Thomas 2
G Rolls not out 6
Extras 12
Total 108-3