2016 Third Team's blog

IBM Hursley III v Sarisbury Athletic V (11th June 2016)

  • Posted on: 17 June 2016
  • By: 2016 Third Team

IBM won the toss, and with rain in the air and a grassy pitch, asked Sarisbury to bat first. The opening bowling pair of Ashley Cocking (9-0-30-1) and Kaush Kundu (9-4-29-1) bowled tightly, restricting the hosts to only 19 off the first 10 overs. The bowling continued to be tight with Jeff Yarney at one end (8-2-22-0) and Robbie Cocking at the other (5-1-16-0), and at drinks Sarisbury had limped along to 54 without loss. The first wicket was taken by William Robbins (5-0-18-1), clean bowling the opener, with the score on 78 in the 26th.

IBM Hursley III vs Rowner II (14th May 2016)

  • Posted on: 20 May 2016
  • By: 2016 Third Team

After a frantic change of location we ended up playing Rowner II's in Stubbington. Skip lost the toss and was asked to bowl on a very green wicket. Our opening pair of Ashley Cocking (10-2-27-0) and William Robbins (10-0-42-0) bowled tightly restricting Rowner to only 29 off the opening 11 overs, however we couldn't break the opening partnership until the 19th over, with the score 70, when we took out both openers with 2 fantastic catches at point by Robbie Cocking (one of them airborne that Jonty Rhodes would have been proud of!).

IBM Hursley III vs Locks Heath IV (7th May 2016)

  • Posted on: 12 May 2016
  • By: 2016 Third Team

Locks Heath won the toss and put IBM into bat first.  We were off to a shaky start after the loss of our two opening batsmen for only 3 runs. Rob Lamprey (21) came to the crease with Robbie Cocking (15) to ease the IBM nerves.  Ashley Cocking put on 26 runs and Ram with 29 runs further steadied the IBM batting nerves.