Acton CC, Middlesex - 3rd XI Vs Teddington CC - 3rd XI - Saturday 24th June 2017

The 3XI gathered on Sat 24th June, looking forward to our very own "Istanbul" - Acton away

At a new location, the boys were pleasantly surprised with the pitch and after yet another won toss, Acton were inserted. 

The pattern was soon set, Robin Willis and Mark King opening the bowling and beating the bat regularly. 

Acton were soon struggling and wickets kept falling. Once again we were outstanding in the field and Robin Willis bowled an absolutely amazing spell, taking 6 for 30 off an unbelievable 24 overs straight. 

Skipper Lockwood tried to take him off at various points, but the irate Irishman would just snarl back "don't you dare let Ferg take my first wickets" so it was decided, in yet another concession to the Irish over the rest of the UK, to let things be. 

Acton ended up 118 all out. 

This was then knocked off with consumate ease by Cassidy, who with a wedding to get to, decided to launch Acton bowlers everywhere, and smashed a fantastic 80*. 

Richard Lalor spent some good time at the crease with 30* - important he did so, so he is in good form for sitting on his ar*e at Lords this Saturday, while the rest of us take on Ealing in a match, which if we win, will set up a real push for the 2nd half of the season. 

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