SKLP CC - 3rd XI Vs Teddington CC - 4th XI - Saturday 12th August 2017

Ideally, we needed to win this game, but we were facing a well-organised SKLP team, who all had matching kit and kitbags. 

James Croft put some effort into this first outing for the 4s in a couple of years as he continually swung the ball back in and got some seam movement, all the no avail, though, wicket-wise, but he did only concede a miserly 2 runs an over from his 10 over spell. At the other end, Pububidika deceived one of the SKLP with a length ball that did just enough to miss an outside edge and click the top of off stump for her first senior wicket for the club. Her young brother, Suneth, also bowled and got us two wickets from just three overs. TK also bowled well, once him and Hamza had turned up, that is and he returned excellent figures of 10-4-22-3. Aziz also bowled a tight spell and picked up 3 wickets. 163 was the total from 45 overs, which on the face of it, if we could bat well, looked very very chaseable, even on a tricky pitch.

However, on this occasion, our top 6 failed to show they could establish and manage a run chase like this, as none of them got into double figures and we found ourselves on 53-6. The two late boys, Hamza (24) and Taus (34) blasted us back into possible contention, but when they were both out, it left us too much to do and we were skittled for just 114, our lowest total of the season. 

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