2nd X1  v Shelton  24th June 2006

Madeley won the toss and elected to bat on what looked a difficult wicket and were soon in deep trouble after Hob Nob (Adnan) played over a yorker and Kev ran himself out.
A period of caution was needed and Andy Lloyd and Chris Hodson moved the score on steadily until Andy played at a ball that left him and was caught well at 1st slip.
Simon Woodcook strode out to the wicket and soon found some form smashing 21 in no time, moving the score past the 60 mark for just 3 wickets.
The two batsman decided that a lift in the run rate was required and things were going well until Woody got an inside edge which then crashed into his middle stump.
Chalkie White pushed the score on until he tried to hook a short ball which climbed a bit more than he thought and his outside edge was juggled but finally held by the keeper.
With the score 100-6 Sean Rigby came to the crease. He played an excellent innings and gave good support to Chris Hodson who was by now scoring runs with each ball he faced. The score had moved on to 167-6 when Hoddy tried to hit another boundary but unfortunately found Mid Wicket who held a sharp catch. This saw the end of Hoddy's knock scoring a confidence boosting 75.
Sean continued batting well and with the help of Rodney and Sam Norman finished their innings on 193-9 - all looked good.
Shelton in reply got off to a blistering start smashing over 50 runs from the first 8 overs until Rodney got the first wicket and Madeley tried to pile on the pressure, Chris Hodson came on to bowl and took a wicket in his first over and continued to bowl steady and with Adnan also bowling well Shelton's score was only 94 - 4 after 25 overs. Another quick wicket after drinks and Shelton looked a little wobbly but with some lofty blows and a little luck they moved the score past 150 without further loss.
Chalkie gave all his bowlers a go but nothing could be done to prise out those final wickets and Madeley went done by 3 wickets.
All the lads were bitterly disappointed but the feeling in the changing room was bring on Broseley to get back on that winning trail.