In a low scoring game against Pangbourne, Whitchurch’s slow bowling undoubtedly made the difference. With boundaries hard to find on a big ground with a wet grassy outfield Whitchurch were indebted to Andy Mutepfa for his patience and application in accumulating 66*, to post a competitive 126 for 5.
reply, tight bowling from Whitchurch ensured that Pangbourne had the
same problem in scoring runs and that they were soon behind the required
run rate. Thereafter a leggie master class
from Matt Kilford, slowing the run rate down even further and taking
two important, top order wickets in two balls, ensured that Pangbourne were never going to
amass the necessary runs.
Whitchurch eventually ran out winners by 20