Lyndhurst & Ashurst Sunday 9th Sept 2018
By Dave Naish
Last game loss!
Woodgreen ended the 2018 season with a loss at Bolton's Bench. WCC welcomed Paul Lucas
and Philippa Nash
for their first games for the club.
Edd lost the toss so WCC bowled on a nice sunny, breezy day watched by a lot of local walkers!
Lyndhurst got off to a rapid start and WCC fielders thought they would be chasing a big score. However the introduction of Ed Nash changed the situation with the wicket of big hitting opener M.Comport (49) who was well caught by Ankit. M.Collett held the innings together with a fine 76 and he was supported by later batsmen D. Aghar (30) and S.Park (18). Lyndhurst eventually scoring 216 for 9 off their 35 overs.
Edward N the pick of the WCC bowlers with 3 for 37 followed by Matt Howlett
with 2 for 16.
WCC's reply started shakily with only skip Edd (16) of the early batsmen in double figures and at 39 for 4 were in a bit of trouble. However Seb (56) and Ankit (29) put on 64 for the 5th wicket which gave some hope of a victory. Once these 2 were out though the chance had gone but an unbeaten 8th wicket partnership of 14 by new 'guys' Paul (16) and Philippa saw no further loss and a respectable score of 146 for 8 off the 35 overs.