2nd X1  v Wem  12h August 2006

Madeley entertained Wem on Saturday and after winning the toss decided to bat first. This looked a good decision when at 42 without loss we were going along quite nicely.

 

Then in the space of 7 overs we were reduced to 56 - 5 and struggling, the only positives were the fighting spirit of Oggy and Rodney who put together a partnership until eventually we were all out for 121 maybe 100 short.
 
Madeley battled hard in the field and together with some good tight bowling prolonged the agony of defeat.

 

However Wem eventually completed their run chase for the loss of three wickets and collected their 20 points which will help them in the race for the title.
 
Madeley 2nd eleven had a bad day at the office and must work harder next week when they face Oswestry who are top of the league.