The Waltham St Lawrence Trustees
led by skipper Ben Yeo edged out the WSL players with
5 balls to spare in an excellent game at the Yeo Memorial
ground. In scorching conditions Waltham won the toss
and decided to bat. They began brightly with a solid
50 opening partnership with Owen in particular looking
very fluent crashing the hapless Rockell for 12 in one
Rockell recovered however to pin Connor for a "Plum"
LBW to start a mini collapse. Dickinson was beginning
to find his rhythm at the other end and WSL players
were suddenly 3 down as Owen chipped a catch back to
Dickinson then Woolford was bowled by a superbly pitched
Burge and Trudgill led the recovery as both rotated
the strike intelligently then dispached any loose deliveries
for boundaries. Unfortunately both got out, Trudgill
for an excellent 48 and Burge for a well played 26.
This brought the "In form" Gareth Johnson
to the crease. He wasted no time in getting going hitting
some impeccably timed drives for 4 then depositing Röhde
for a huge six over square leg. Thomas gave good support
and Olly Brown scored a run for the first time in a
while as the players posted 182.
After tea The trustees set about the total in obdurate
fashion with openers Matt Jones and James Mitchell struggling
against the opening attack of Woolford and Cox. Woolford
in particular beat the bat on countless occasions but
failed to secure a nick to make the breakthrough.
Eventually Burge snared Mitchell LBW then the impressive
Johnson bowled Jordan and the Players were in the match.
Matt Jones' innings then began to flourish as he hit
some beautiful drives and passed 50 until he was run
out by Trudgill and Woolford.
At 30 overs The Trustees needed 70 runs and the
match was in a delicate balance but Connor's decision
to bowl himself backfired as the run rate increased
and with Olly Brown's departure to for educational reasons
the field was spread but still Jake Yeo found the boundary
with regularity as the Trustees scraped home with 5
balls to spare.
Once again this was a fantastic game with the Trustees.