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At last the batsmen made some runs, but with the ball swinging it was anything but easy. Andrew scored at a rate of one run every 3 balls, Dave quicker at one every 2 balls and Ben a bit quicker again at one every 1.5 balls. Batting first and with partnerships of 47 and 59 for the first two wickets, we had a steady start and with runs from Tom, Chris, Wes and Ali we reached a defendable total of 176 at tea.
The Payns featured on the scorecard after tea, with the first nine wickets falling to Josh, who bowled an excellent spell, Tom and Mike. Wes spoilt the scorecard by taking the last wicket. Chris had a steady performance behind the stumps, including a catch and with wickets falling regularly, the opposition were all out for 95.
Mount Edgcumbe 176 for 6
Andrew 32 (1 catch), Dave 20, Ben 30, Tom 18 (1 catch), Chris 16 (1 wk catch), Wes 14* (1 catch), Mike 1, Ali 10*, DNB George and Josh
Philanthropists 95 all out
Josh 7o 3m 15r 4w, Ali 6o 0m 20r 0w, Andrew 6o 0m 24r 0w, Tom 8o 1m 20r 3w, Mike 4o 1m 10r 2w, Wes 1.4o 0m 1r 1w
Thanks to Mike and family for providing the teas and Stuart White, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Next three games at home on the 27/5, 3/6 and 10/6, contact Andrew if available.