23rd May 2021
blows away Compton
Sway 148; Compton & Chandlers Ford 64
Hants County One
A blistering spell from Hugh Bernard blew away
Compton & Chandlers Ford and ensured Sway made it three wins from three.
In a fiery four over burst
spell he took 5-6 as the visitors crumbled on a challenging wicket that
tested batsmen from both sides.
Bowling in tandem with quick John Grasham (2-18), Bernard bowled and
bounced out Compton’s lower order, carrying on good work from openers
Jon Waller (2-22) and David Steadman (1-16), while Sway were excellent
in the field, with Waller, Steadman, Oscar Marshall and ‘keeper Alex
Hall snaffling catches.
Earlier in the day Sway had battled hard to post 148 against a decent
Compton attack. Having lost two wickets early Hall (24) and Dan Bailey
(39) steadied the ship – Bailey hammering 19 off one over – before the
pair perished in quick succession.
There were cameos from Josh Bailey and Adam Clark – who both got 11 –
while the hosts owed a lot to Steadman. His excellent a patient and hard
fought 29 steadied the innings and helped Sway post a total that proved
far out of Compton’s reach.