2nd X1 v Ludlow 26th April
2008After securing the championship last year Madeley 2nd X1 opened their title
defence against Ludlow at a wet Burway ground. Skipper Chris Hodson lost the
toss and was invited to bat in a reduced overs game. Wickets fell at
regular intervals but Madeley managed to accumulate 161 runs for the loss of
7 wickets thanks to good knocks from Chris Hodson, Simon Woodcock and Ben Bates. Madeley's batting looked
pretty secure and wickets were lost mainly to the slowness of the
On a damp wicket 161 looked a good score.
In the field Chris Hodson and Sam
Norman opened the bowling.
Both bowled good lines and Oddy was rewarded with
a 5 wicket haul.
also bowled well taking his first two wickets of the season, Oddy
with figures of 13 overs 8 maiden 5 wickets for 15 runs.
Barton took his first wicket after bowling good lines and Ludlow
their innings on 125-9.
Madeley could not take the last wicket having
bowled two overs at the last
pair but were happy enough with their 14 point
Newtown next week.