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Bloody Lads beat London Fields in rain affected weekend

28/07/20

Week 1 Round up:

Bloody Lads CC 208-7 beat London Fields CC 207-9

London Fields raced out to 51 off the first 6 overs, thanks to some profligate fielding from the Bloody Lads and a strong opening partnership between Robin Friend (52) and Tim Hughes (38). However the next fifty runs were harder to come by, not until the 20th over did they reach their hundred mark, owing in part to some miserly bowling from Rob Patterson (8-2-26-2) and Solomon Sule-Legbe (8-2-30-2), Patterson contributing a double wicket maiden and Sule-Legbe two wicket maidens of his own. Sheldon Greenland took surely the finest catch Hackney Marshes has ever witnessed, one-handed on the run, skirting the mid wicket boundary. Some counter-punching rearguard action from Troy Utz (44*) saw London Fields finish on 207-9 off their 40 overs, but the Bloody Lads fielding unit had recovered from its early looseness, taking an impressive four run outs. 

The Bloody Lads innings also got off to a flier, with an equally strong opening partnership, full of notably cultural shot-making from Jonty Dexter (26) and Chris Ballie (68). BLCC were on track for the chase, with 103 coming from their first 20 overs, contributions from Kunle Adegbola-Phillips (18) and Max Bennett (22) ticking things along. But the fireworks were saved for last, and a genuine Captain’s Knock from Greenland (38*). An onslaught of attacking shots were unleashed, with 18 runs coming from Sheldon’s bat in one particularly devastating over that included two sixes. It put the nail in the coffin of any hope London Fields had of defending the target they’d set, and the Bloody Lads romped home with nearly four overs to spare. 

A victorious start to the 2020 Covid affected iteration of the NELCL for the BLCC.


Pacific CC 159-9 v I Dont Like CC 9-1 MATCH ABANDONED

Pacific scored 159-9 in a match reduced to 35 overs due to weather., Toby Chasseaud top
scoring with 35 for Pacific. IDLCC skipper, Jack Hope, took a 4-fer and was pick of the
bowlers. 

The match was abandoned due to the rain, after less than two overs of the IDLCC reply,
James Soden taking a wicket with his first ball.


Bloomsbury Royals CC 242ao v The Camel CC MATCH ABANDONED

Noteable Performances: S.Ahmed 49, Sam Berkston 4-56

Match Abandoned due to bad weather.


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