Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI v Hindhead on Sat 03 Jul 2010 at 14:00
Fernhurst Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report After the disappointment of a first defeat last week, Fernhurst faced an important point in their season to ensure that Milford was just a blip, rather than the beginning of a slide. As one of the sides that had come down from Division 2, Hindhead were expected to provide a stern test.

Hindhead won the toss and decided to bat, on a surprisingly green wicket and an extremely fast outfield. The first few overs were an exceptional duel, as Bristow and Lewis put together one of the best opening spells of the season, but Babb and Greenslade responded by pushing the runs along at 5 an over. By the fifth over, at 25 runs, the signs were not looking good for Fernhurst's opening bowlers as luck seemed to have deserted them. However, Bristow made the first breakthrough, quickly followed by a second as Howe was introduced to the attack. At this point Greenslade and Dobson looked well set, but tight bowling from Howe and Holloway ensured that the run rate fell from 5 to less than 3 runs per over. The result was a stand of 40 odd runs, but at just 91 from 29 overs the third wicket fell, as Greenslade was finally dismissed for 46. MacGregor followed quickly to Holloway, but then another strong partnership between Dobson and Bolton saw the score move through to 136 without further loss. Hindhead knew that the total was still too low, so continued through to the full 48 overs, Holloway picking up a fourth wicket along the way, and eventually finishing on 154 for 8 from 48 overs.

The Hindhead score didn't look like enough, but after last week's performance nothing could be taken for granted. Dan Boutell, however, had very different ideas as he assaulted Hindhead's opening bowlers like a man with a plane to catch. Bertola found 19 runs being blasted off his first two overs, and Woods fared no better as his third over alone went for 18 runs. After 10 overs the score had already reached 79 and balls were being retrieved from neighbouring gardens. However, Hindhead kept plugging away, earning their first wicket as Howe fell to Boxall for 12, then Bristow fell quickly to Bolton for 1. However, Boutell was still looking exceptionally comfortable, and had been joined by the steadying influence of Gourlay. Between them they took the score from 80, through to 138 for the next wicket, both troubling neighbouring conservatories as the game was taken to the Hindhead bowlers. Boutell was unlucky to fall on 86 in the 25 over, as Babb caught a strike that was otherwise destined to be a 6. However, this only brought Holloway to the crease and the game was over by the 29th over as Fernhurst finished on 155 for 3 from 28.4 overs.

Fernhurst look to consolidate their lead at home against Pirbright on 10th July.

Hindhead Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
154 (0.0 overs)

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Bowling

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Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Batting
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for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Allen  
Bill Gourlay  
Daniel Bouttell  
James Bristow  
Mark Fowler  
Harry Lambert  
Ryan Lewis  
Ian Mayfield  
Geoff Howe  
Ashley Holloway  
A.N. Other  

Hindhead Bowling

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