The North Mymms sunday side lose opening friendly
PUBLISHED: 17:58 28 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009
NORTH Mymms Sunday XI lost their first warm-up game of the season to Chigwell on a bright but windy day. Mymms batted first after captain Jon Mather won the toss. Wicketkeeper Louis Walpole and Mark Terry opened for Mymms and made a 50 partnership lastin
NORTH Mymms Sunday XI lost their first warm-up game of the season to Chigwell on a bright but windy day.
Mymms batted first after captain Jon Mather won the toss.
Wicketkeeper Louis Walpole and Mark Terry opened for Mymms and made a 50 partnership lasting 24 overs.
Mark Terry departed with a well-played 24.
Captain Jon Mather was next in, looking to increase the run rate and he began by looking confident at the crease.
Looking in good nick, Jon was out to a magnificent catch by the bowler for 11.
Chris Cook joined Louis at the crease and was given out lbw without troubling the score.
Needing a batsman to score a big score quickly, Jeff Spencer came in looking to be that man, but fell into the same trap and was caught for four.
Mymms had reached 100 after 35 overs.
Steve Thomas joined Louis Walpole, who was still battling out on the crease.
Steve started brightly but was out for 14.
Andrew Goodliffe now joined Louis Walpole, who was edging closer to his maiden 50.
Louis tried to take a quick single which he sadly didn't make and he was run out on 49.
However, he is sure to get many more chances at reaching his first 50 and his nerves will be calmer next time around as he develops his game.
Mymms declared on 130-7, which seemed a low but defendable target.
Thomas and Goodliffe got the Home Farm club off to a bright start with Goodliffe picking up two wickets.
After 14 overs the captain brought himself and Jeff Spencer on.
Both bowled economically, deserving more than the one wicket that the captain picked up with a well-held catch by Steve Thomas.
After 10 overs from that pairing and with 20 overs left for the day, Chigwell were nearing their target.
Mymms needed wickets, so the captain turned to a new attack of Mark Terry and Matt Rathbone.
Both bowled economically, with Mark Terry deserving a wicket which ultimately didn't come.
Chigwell reached Mymms' target with seven overs to spare.
It was a good warm-up game and very positive to see the team do so well after so long out of the game.
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