Victory win for Chattertons Cricket Team against Moore Thompson at Spalding
Tuesday night saw a comprehensive victory for the Chattertons Cricket Team against Moore Thompson Accountants of Spalding. A nine wicket victory was fully deserved with a good all round team performance.
Having won the toss Moore Thompson chose to bat. After a cautious start, Moore Thompson set about the Chattertons bowling, their first three batsmen all retiring unbeaten on 25 runs.
Chattertons wrestled the initiative back from Moore Thompson however in the second half of the Moore Thompson innings. Two wickets fell in Peter Stokes’s second over, Jonathan Blythe picked up two wickets in his second over whilst Melissa Thompson and Debbie Hough picked up a useful wicket each.
Playing with only ten players, Chattertons wicket keeper, India Freeman, took off her pads and gloves to bowl two overs, including the final over of the Moore Thompson innings during which time mayhem ensued and three wickets fell, including what appeared to be two tactical sacrifices so as to allow some of Moore Thompson’s earlier batsmen to be able to return to the crease.
Some wholehearted fielding resulted in a number of injuries being caused to the Chattertons team, Peter Stokes literally spilling blood for the cause and Steve Simpson and Alistair Thomson putting their bodies on the line to save well struck shots from reaching the boundary.
At the completion of their innings Moore Thompson had amassed a score of 110 runs with a loss of eight wickets.
The Chattertons reply began with Andrew Dawson and India Freeman setting about the Moore Thompson bowling, an opening partnership that involved seven boundaries and resulted in both Andrew and India having to retire on 25 runs each.
Richard Ludlow was unlucky to receive a good ball which bowled him for three and it was left to the Chattertons IT team of Liam Osborne and Steve Simpson to clinch the victory with fully five overs to spare.
Special thanks to the families of Roly Freeman and Caroline Cunnington for providing between them two umpires, a scorer, two players and some enthusiastic supporters.