|Result: Lost by 3 wkts
||Welney Croft: 208 for 7 (40 overs)
||Loddington & Mawsley 212 for 7 (38.1 overs)
NICE ONE GARETH
Played at Loddington - sunshine and strong breeze.
Report by Tony smart
Seventeen year old Gareth Kent was Croft's batting star, hitting his first half
century and a personal best score of 87 not out - a century being so close before
the allocated 40 overs were completed. His fine knock included 13 x 4's and 2 x 6's.
Only two other batsmen recorded double figures, Duncan Hobbs (29) and Stephen
Kent (11), however all added valuable runs whilst young Kent led the attack with
Croft recording a very respectable 208 for 7 wkts.
Gareth Kent ( 87*) - thirteen x 4's, two x 6's
Duncan Hobbs ( 29 ) - four x 4's, one x 6.
Stephen Kent ( 11 ) - two x 4's.
After the tea interval Dale and Loveday had the home side reeling at 10 for 3 with
opening spell figures of (2 for 7) and (1 for 7) respectively.
Unfortunately they had not been able to remove No.1 bat Stapley (73), he was the
main stay of the innings being at the crease for 105 minutes before being bowled
by Gareth Kent.
Ryan Richens (47) helped Stapley add 120 for the fourth wicket, it was then left to
Will Haynes 31 not out to see Loddington pass Welneys total in the penultimate over.
A close match Croft being possibly 20 runs short, but with only 10 players the late
withdrawal of Devon Malcolm had had a marked effect in the field and on the result.
Welney bowlers – Jon Dale (2 for 26), Gareth Kent (2 for 28) Percy Bulsara (0 for 43),
John Loveday (1 for 36) Stephen Kent (0 for 44) Stephen Revett (1 for 28)
Team - John Loveday (captain), Neil Parkinson, Stephen Kent, Gareth Kent,
Jon Dale, Duncan Hobbs, Percy Bulsara, Ashley Inwood, Stephen Revett,
Oliver Revett, (10 players)