12th July  2014


Plucky showing by 4th XI youngsters


With a raft of withdrawals Sway Fourths travelled to top of the table Beaulieu with an inexperienced side including 3 youngsters making their debuts (Daniel Simonini, Michael Allport and Barney West) plus some older players brought back from the edge of or even beyond retirement!

Sway skipper Derek Seward as is customary lost the toss and Sway took to the field with the weather quite humid, James Howard and Nick Brien opened the bowling and like last week some early chances were missed allowing Russell Wood and S.George to settle in. In fact they settled in better than the mother in law on holiday and it wasn't until the 29th over with 139 runs on the board that Sway struck Tony Owen catching George on the boundary for 90 off of Chris Straw ( 3 - 56 ). Straw now removed Wood for 62 also caught by Owen and Cliff Bannell for 17 whilst at the other end Martin Symons was having no luck in his 10 overs. Late on Seward decided to turn to the youth of Daniel Simonini and Michael Allport and both bowled well especially Allport who picked up a wicket with his third ball in Adult cricket and in his 2nd over the final one of the innings he took a hat trick with a stumping from Seward followed by an lbw then bowling A.White leaving Beaulieu on 214 - 7 and Allport with figures of 4 - 10. Mention must be made of some imperious fielding from Chris Baughan and debutant Barnaby West.

Sway's reply never really got into top gear with opening bowlers James Clark and veteran Alan Curtis bowling straight through and returning analysis of 2 - 29 and 3 - 24 respectfully. Opener Dave Hurrell did survive but tried to hit A.White into the new pavilion and perished for 31, White then proceeded to take a hat trick of his own removing Howard and Straw and bizarrely his third victim was Allport clean bowled, it can't be often that the last leg of a hat trick in the same game are the two bowlers!! White ended up with 5 - 5 when he ended Seward's long run of not outs having him lbw for 14 and Sway all out for 82.

U13 skipper Michael Allport - Hattrick on adult debut!