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
Chalkie gave all his bowlers a go but nothing
could be done to prise out those final wickets and Madeley went done by 3
All the lads were bitterly disappointed but the
feeling in the changing room was bring on Broseley to get back on that winning