Fawley II v IBM Hursley I (20th August 2016)

  • Posted on: 7 November 2016
  • By: 2016 First Team

Fawley chose to bat on a decent Southern Premier League-standard wicket that had been covered overnight to allow a prompt start on a cold, blustery, rain-threatening day. They included five under-15s, who later bowled very well. Dan Rides (3-29) and Fawad Ahmed (3-31) helped to keep the batting under control, until a late onslaught from skipper Elliot Earl (70) took them to 189 all out at tea. IBM were soon in trouble after careless batting left them on 31-4, but Mike Meech (49) and Mike Pollard (66 not out) set about repairing the damage, and after Mike Meech was out after they added 93 more, Shameel Naqvi (30 not out) came in, and they knocked off the runs to secure 24 points and remain fourth with one game to go.