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2nd X1  v  Reman Services  23rd August 2014     -      Steve Cansdale Reports

The seconds visited Table Toppers Reman Services with a slightly weakened side, due to
holidays etc.

Reman won the toss and opted to bat. Openers Niall Salisbury and Conor Cheshire were
in fine form as they knocked the ball around the park, putting on 45 before Tom Clinton
made a fantastic catch, giving Lewis Davies his first wicket. Experienced batsman Chris
Speake made no qualms about his intentions, but Loll Woodhall had Connor Cheshire
caught by Jamie Lloyd for 27. 65-2 . Ryan Ashton joined Chris Speake, and the certainly
went for it. Not even when the heavens opened and 25 minutes were lost stopped the
onslaught.. Ryan Ashton was caught by Alex Dillon on the boundary off of Lewis Davies,
180-3 . And then Darren Bullock went, with what only can be described as a superman
caught and bowled from Lewis Davies, 182-4. The next three wickets went in an incredible
hat-trick from Lewis Davies, who bowled all three and dislodging the off stump. 202-7 giving
Lewis an amazing 6-51. The last wicket to go was another caught and bowled. this time,
Matthew Nutting dismissing Iain Howard, Final Score 225-8, giving Madeley a much needed
4 bowling points.

With heavy downpours disrupting the game, Madeley only had 38 overs in which to reach
the target of 226. It was obvious to all concerned, that this wasn't going to happen. So a
winning score draw was calculated, and Madeley set on their way to chase the target.
Alex Dillon and Lewis Davies opened the batting, with Lewis being the first to fall, being
caught for 6, 9-1. Lee Standell settled in well with Alex, and they managed to push the score
to 37 before Lee was bowled for 14. Resilient Dave 'Chalky' White came in and settled in
excellently, playing some lovely shots before losing partner Alex Dillon for 17, 65-3.
Poor old Jamie Lloyd reached the unlucky score of 13 before he was found to be LBW for
the sixth time this season 87-4. Loll Woodhall and Dave saw the remaining overs off, pushing
the score to 106 in our allotted 38 overs. A much needed losing draw, to help our relegation
Congratulations must go to Lewis Davies, who took his first ever hat-trick, first teamers watch
out, Lewis is knocking at the door.