Having lost our 11th toss out of 14 we were asked to bowl by Hampshire who immediately came under attack from the combination of Corey Collymore and Gurjit Sandhu. Both bowled 6 overs taking two wickets a piece and reducing the visitors to 4-37. Anthony Ireland and Ravi Patel then took up the reins taking 3 each to leave the Hants boys floundering somewhat at 108 all out off just 29.2 overs.
The school dinner lady wasn’t quite ready for an early lunch so we went out for a tricky 40 minutes during which time we lost Sam Robson. After turkey escalopes of some note play resumed but unfortunately we were hit with a familiar looking collapse losing 5 wickets for just 10 runs. This resulted in a nervy conclusion with both Ireland and Patel leaving the crease with the total on 106. It was left to the experience of the aforementioned Collymore to hit the winning runs. Allowing us all to breathe a sigh of relief at a one wicket win.
Middlesex 2nd XI take on Hampshire 2nd XI in the 2nd XI trophy today at Merchant Taylors School and are pleased to announce the following team;
Scollay (Captain), Balbirnie, Collymore, Davey, Helm, Ireland, London (WK), Patel, Sandhu, Robson, Wilkin.
The match starts at 12pm. A live scoreboard can be found via http://www.middlesexccc.com/live-scores
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