L.I.C.C. v Chipping Campden (05-05-2007)

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Played Saturday, May 5th 2007.

LI were heavily beaten in their opening league encounter on Saturday. After electing to bat they didn’t make best use of some wayward bowling and quick outfield and found themselves 44-4 in the 19th over.

Martyn Rawbone and George Insall added 55 in good time to stop the rot before the latter was dismissed for 18. A couple of further quick wickets stemmed progress until Richard Cressey joined Rawbone and they managed to put on 55 in 7 overs with both unbeaten at the close with 26 and 77 respectively out of a final total of 192-7 with 5 visiting bowlers sharing the wickets. Godson (8-3-23-2) and Harrison (10-2-32-2) being the pick.

It was to prove well short of a defendable total as the Campden openers launched an assault from the off with Rose in particular, he scored a ton against LI last year, being particularly brutal. Length balls were smashed to the boundary before Grey was dismissed for 25 in the 17th over with the score at 92.

Rose finally succumbed for 93 in the 27th over at 158. Only one further wicket was taken as the visitors romped home by 7 wickets with 10 overs to spare.

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