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Felixstowe & Corinthians CC - 2nd XI v Melton St Audry's CC - 2nd XI

An enjoyable trip to the seaside.

We had a very enjoyable afternoon at Felixstowe. The home team were good hosts, everybody had a chance to bat or bowl and there were a few very good performances.

After the two Nicks had given us a steady start - at least it was a big improvement on the previous week - Ethan looked good in partnership with Richard. The Captain helped take the score to 124 for five and then shared a 60-run partnership with Deane who had another of his disputed LBWs - the ball may have gone under the wickets as it lodged between his pads six inches in front of the stumps. The real revelation was when Alex arrived and started stroking boundaries on both sides of the wicket. At 184 for seven Malcolm retired when he reached his 50 and there was time for Alex to get within one hit of his half-century when he was caught behind. Seth hit a couple of fours when batting with his dad, Geoff, and a final score of 209 for seven off 35 overs looked very competitive.

Seth and Alex opened steadily with Seth taking a deserved wicket in his sixth and final over. Conor and Ethan bowled well together, with Ethan taking the second wicket. Conor might have had a third but Deane spilled the catch. Ben Read, who had deserved his two wickets earlier, went on to hit two sixes and eight fours in his 53. When he missed a straight one the reply slipped to 149 for seven by the close, with Richard and Nick B both picked up their first wickets for the team and Deane making up for his earlier miss with a fine tumbling catch at mid-off.

The match was played in a very good spirit and we look forward to next week. Eight players are already selected.

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