Midweek XI V Badby (cup game)

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Itchington progressed into the third round of the league cup with a fantastic win against league above opposition Badby.

All cup games are played on a Friday night which meant Jake Butler was on the pull and James Clarke was sampling food at a ‘Come Dine with Me event’.

Tom Perks stepped in as skipper and his side restricted Badby to 138-5 off 18 Overs. This was a great effort considering opener Roberts had smashed 89 before the returning Perks had him caught.

Itchington got off to a great start with the bat as Tom Crosthwaite (62 off 32 balls) and Martin fake tan Greaves (34 off 39 balls) punished any width. With the score on 84 Greaves fell and sadly a quick flurry of wickets made the game tense. But with one over to go and Itchington still needing 8 to win, promising youngster Jack Hobbs smashed two fours to win the game with only one ball left.

Itchington won by 4 wickets

Highlights

Tom Crosthwaite – 62

Martin Greaves – 34

Jack Hobbs – last over heroics

Dan Cox – Debut

Oli Neal – Being available and 4-0-29-2

Tom Perks – 4-0-23-1

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