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Match Report: Nether Whitacre 3rds vs Saturday 5ths West

Match Date: Saturday 18th May
Type: Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 13 West
Location: Hollyfields
Report: Luke Marshall

The 5ths West were ‘away’ to Nether Whitacre 3rds at Hollyfields.
Lost the toss and obviously were put into bat. It was a tough wicket to manage early on with their opening bowler taking 4 wickets and we found ourselves 30-7 pretty quickly and looked like a very short game would ensue. Luke Marshall (44) and Hamzah Swaleh (33) managed to put on a stand and we got to 118 off 43.1 overs.

Then a fantastic start with Luke Gillam (2-22) taking a wicket with the first ball of their innings. As the pitch dried out, it become a bit easier for their batsmen to play their shots but to our bowlers’ credit, it took them 30 overs to reach 119 thanks to some really tight bowling from our youngsters. Probably 50 runs short of making a competitive total. And I should’ve won the toss!

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