26th July  2014



A mainly young and inexperienced Sway side travelled to Chapel Gate and took on a Bournemouth team which was mostly made up of older players and it was the latter which came out on top. Bournemouth openers skipper Mike Bruty and P.Davis got away to a good start putting on 82 runs for the first wicket against debutant under 15 Alex Hirons and Chris Straw and it was Straw as a fielder who caught Davis for 44 off of James Marshall in the 19th over. Marshall and Mark Wright had the luxury of bowling their full complement of 10 overs each and both took advantage as Marshall returned figures of 4 - 30 and Wright 3 - 29 as wickets fell at one end whilst Bruty plodded on at the other. Michael Allport also picked up a wicket as did Dave Hurrell who bowled the final over and Bournemouth closed on 154 - 9 with Bruty's marathon effort of 47 not out much admired by his opposite number, the dashing Derek Seward.

Sway's reply bordered on the ridiculous as they plummeted to 8 - 7 with C.Hale 4 - 15 and P.Sodhi 3 - 7 doing the damage helped by some injudicious batting before Seward and Straw helped by some extras took the final total up to 36. There were some plus points to be found with encouraging performances from the colts in the field and Luke Thurston gaining experience of keeping for 42 overs in very humid conditions.