Clumber 4th XI beat strong Milton 3rd XI in bank Holiday Clash
Clumber youth show skills at Milton to secure victory.
The mighty 4th team (with a fine blend of youth and very oldens) started their season with a 7 wicket win at Milton III today. On a gorgeous afternoon we lost the toss and had to field first in very hot conditions.
David FremBob Freeman and Zak opened up and had Milton in trouble at 40-4 with some tidy line and length bowling. Dave getting 3-25.
Spin protégée Harry Beer
continued his fine start to the season bowling 13 controlled overs on the bounce, returning 2-30, and Evan Bownes
showed great control bowling 9 overs 1-19.
Zak returned for a 2nd tidy spell finishing with excellent figures of 2-24 off 10.
Milton ended on 109 all out.
Our innings got off to a bad start with Jasper, Tim and Hayden out with only 7 on the board!
A 103 stand between James Davies
(46 not out) and I got home with plenty of time me to spare.
The kids did very well with 35 overs being bowled by 13 and 14 year olds, while 15 year old veteran Jimmy D played a match winning innings.
Thanks to David Bownes for volunteering to play at short notice!!
This may well be the last 4th team game unless we can get more players to commit which will be a real shame!