Teddington CC - 3rd XI Vs Highgate CC, Middx - 3rd XI - Saturday 8th July 2017

The 3rds gathered on Sat 8th July to try and exact revenge for the opening day defeat against Highgate.

Losing the toss for the first time this season, TCC were inserted to bat, and despite the early loss of Austin, got off to a solid start through Tom Cassaday and Nick Lockwood.

After losing Tom, Hamish Dicketts came in and continued the good work and TCC were well placed at 130-2 at drinks. 

However the second half of the innings went south somewhat, and after Lockwood fell for 61, there followed a procession, not helped by Thorndyke - one of bankers this season - being indisposed with a migraine. 

We committed the cardinal sin of not even batting 50 overs and were all out for 203, which always looked 30 or so short, especially from the position we had been in. 

And so it proved. Despite good bowling, Highgate were always ahead of the rate and we needed wickets. 

Heap and Ferg got them nervous, and then a late 3 wicket spell from Willis got them very agitated. However their captain, in at 10, slogged a few and got them over the line with 2 wickets to spare. 

A disappointing day, but we were creators of our own downfall with a poor batting performance. 

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