What went after - which was excellent cricket by Whitchurch – was completely wasted after both the Strokemaker’s openers were dropped early on, allowing them to put on a soul-destroying partnership of 100 in just 12 overs.
After the initial onslaught, Mark Burton, Matt Kilford and
the skipper took regular wickets, which had the desired effect of
reducing the scoring rate, but still left Whitchurch chasing a daunting
214 in 30 overs.
Unfortunately, needing 7 an over,
the chase never got off the ground with only Harry Williams and the
skipper reaching 30. Whitchurch eventually limped to 121 for 9 in their
30 overs, losing by 93 runs.
ps. Nick's three catches can't go unmentioned though - how often are fielding jugs needed!? [Ed.]