2nd X1  v  Newtown  3rd May 2008

On a warm sunny day Madeley 2nd X1 entertained their counterparts from Newtown. Madeley's skipper lost the toss and was invited to bat on a green wicket which was of no great worry as the skipper confirmed that he would have batted first anyway.
 
Boss and Woody started bright and breezy but with 22 on the board Woody lost his leg stump. With partnerships all the way down the batting order Madeley amassed 221 - 8 with Lee Allen batting well scoring 41 nearly completing his first 50 for Madeley. However special mention to Sam Norman and especially Joe Dawes who both batted excellently for scores of 43no and  41 respectively. Well done both of you it showed courage skill and a lot of determination.
 
With 221 on the board Madeley took to the field and Newtown lost their first wicket in the 2nd over with Sam Hathaway finally packing away his football scarf and decoding to play cricket. Sam finished with 2 - 24 from 9 good overs. Steve Faux back after injury also bowled well and fast although may have been a little on the short side for this wicket. Jamie Lloyd and Chris Hodson both bowled well again and mopped up the remaining batters with Jamie taking 3 - 22 and Oddy taking 4 - 4 from 5.4 overs.
 
Madeley's fielding was sharp and seem to have continued from last year's run of good form, however we must not get complacent and continue to fight in each game.
 
Finally I would like to thank Loll and his team of groundsmen for preparing a good wicket and an immaculate outfield when some of our opponents continue to struggle to play games due to recent weather.
 
Madeley 20 points Newtown 4 points
 
Bomere Heath next week away - Lets keep our good run going