May 13th 2017

3rd XI make it two from two

Report by Steve Drayton

The newly promoted Sway 3's made their way through Lyndhurst to play at Cadnam's forest ground. Coming off their opening day win against Fawley, they were up for another, and for the first time in a long time Sway had a side that didn't have any under 18's, just experienced players. Skipper Steve Drayton lost the toss again and was put into bat, Bennet and How were asked to open and played sensibly until, How was caught at mid off for 41. In-form Alan Lawes  then  offered to go in at three, continuing on from last week added  37  before being bowled.  This brought in the excellent middle order of, Matt Burton returning after a 6 year break, knocked a decent 15 before being caught,  Sway were on target for the 200 sitting nicely on 86 -2 at drinks, J Baughan ct 10, Morris then added 34 before being stumped merely let Smith into the fray and after breaking his bat, was offered the skippers and thrashed the ball around ended up 26* W Baughan, still jet lagged added 3 before being bowled, it was looking likely that 200 was going to be achieved with 7 balls left and requiring  5, Hanni was despatched to the crease, unusually playing a defensive stroke, left Sway needing 5 off 6 Smith was unable to hit the boundary and single was taken, Hanni 0 fell bowled the next ball, in came the Chairman and they managed to add a couple more before finishing 198-8.

Cadnam bowling  D Humphrys 10-1-36-3, P Singh 7-0-44-3, S Wright 5-0-33-1, M Kudmany 10-0-53-1, S Bennett 10-3-26-0

After an excellent tea, it was Sway's turn to defend the total and get the win, Drayton 10-0-48-1 opened an promptly handed Cadnam 14 runs before settling in, Smith 10-2-37-4 at the other end was on target from the off,  bowling Godfrey for 6 in his second over, this let Biddlecome 41 in and giving a couple of chances to be caught early managed to survive until Lawes 4-0-10-1 was adjudged to have trapped him LBW, Burton 10-1-39-2 then bowled M Green 8, at drinks Cadnam were on the rate 82-3, this was the turning point as Sway's bowlers kept things tight,  Morris 5-0-19-0 and Club Chairman Baughan 3-0-11-0, Cadnam finally ran out of overs and finished on 166-8.

Bennet behind the stumps obviously listened to Hurrell from the previous week recorded a stumping and only two leg byes.

Cadnam batting P Biddlecombe 41, J Newland 36, D Cousins 17, P Singh 15

Great team effort again