Article last updated : 18/5/2017
Cricket Match Report
There was a certain amount of trepidation from Nick's XI when Alan's XI turned up at Little Baddow all with huge kit bags and resplendent in matching kit.
When they started doing stretches Nick XI knew they were in trouble. The only exercising they did was getting served at the bar. However, after losing the toss and being asked to field Nick's team started the match well.
Miserly bowling by Dave Williams and s fantastic spell of spin bowling by Matt Wilson (4-14) restricted Alan's XI to 109 all out with over two overs to spare. Mike Gale took 2-40 and Rob Accleton 2-28. George Arnold scored with 19 and Chris Dann 18.
Nick's XI reply started superbly with James Brown and Bharat Gandhi scoring freely. James had to retire at 28 before Bharat was dismissed with the score at 64. Matt Wilson also retired on 28.
No further wickets were lost and Dave Lagden (14 no) and Georgia Holdaway (13 no) saw Nick's XI home with over 7 overs to spare. Matt Wilson won the Man of the Match award and Del Monte won the champagne moment for his stunning stop at gully.