Sunday side register 5 wicket victory

A sixth win of the season for Earls Colne Sunday XI as we defeated Abberton by five wickets…
After being put into the field on a baking hot day, EC made good early inroads into the Abberton lineup, a farcical run out between the two openers accounted for Badger Ball and the other opener Cowland cleaned up by Smith..after 14 overs Abberton were 36 for 2.  Chris Chambers and Ben Mason as the first change bowlers continued the good work started by Patrick and Joe and ensured that at the 25 over point Abberton were 66 for 4, after numbers 3 and 4 Rudlin and Lingard had looked to accelerate the scoring, we managed to dismiss Lingard, but number 3 Rudlin was proving difficult to dislodge (a close run-out oppurtunity did not go our way.  However Durkers as second change (that’s how much bowling we had today!) managed to take a very good caught and bowled to dismiss him, from then on we managed to keep Abberton in Check and only  their number 7 and 8 Fosker and Digby scored over double figures. They were eventually dismissed for 117. Good performances by all the bowlers today, Joe Smith 9.4-3-21-3, Patrick Mckenna 7-2-23-0, Ben Mason 4-1-11-1, Chris Chambers 10-3-23-2, James Durkin 5-0-22-1, Russ Dawes 4-1-16-1. Some superb fielding by the likes of Lee Parish, Himesh Patel and the rest of the team to boot contributed to the two run-out’s and saved a good deal of runs in the outfield, Harry also had a very good day behind the timbers with only one bye conceded and a very well taken catch off Joe’s bowling.
In Reply, Earls Colne made a bit of a flap of chasing down 117, Joe Smith continued a recent run of poor batting form with a quacker (I think someone might have to remind me which way to hold a bat at the moment!). Harry was dismissed for 22 to an uncharacteristic aerial shot to Mid On. George Unwin played some blistering drives before he was bowled by a delivery which didnt get up. Himesh was as plumb a LBW as you could ever wish to see (not according to him, but he’s been out so often sweeping that everyone on the boundary was 100% certain that he was out!) and in no time we found ourselves in some difficulty at 49 for 4, and then at 71 for 5 as Russ Dawes was dismissed by a good Woodrow delivery. Enter Lee Parish at Number 6 he had worked very hard with Russ ticking the scoring along with some very sharp running (with a poorly hamstring aswell!) with a few well placed four’s. Chris Chambers joined him and with his help Colne did not lose another wicket in getting the remaining 47 runs needed. Lee played a very intelligent and sensible knock that got us over the line with 42 not out and Chris at the other end with 14 not out.
A win by 5 wickets
Earls Colne 20 Points. Abberton 3 Points

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