4th XI Record First Win

Half centuries from young Ben Higton and senior player Joe Cranch was the backbone to the 4th team total of 188/7 from 40 overs. 

Senior players Joe Cranch and Ben Draper stepped in to help out the side when their 1st XI game was cancelled away at Alton. With the side only having 9 players this was a perfect chance for the young lads learning and making their way in senior cricket to watch both these guy and learn off them. 

Ben Higton (50) scored his maiden senior half century. He applied himself well and hitting 7 boundaries, Ben was the out in the last over of the innings. 

At the half way point of the Great Dunford innings the score was finely poised at 77/4. With Ben’s dad James Higton looking in good form for Dunford this was going to be a tough total to defend. 

Paul Wylie and young Chris Chaddock did the damage with the ball. Paul bowled his 10 overs straight through picking up 4 wickets conceding 32 runs in the process. 

Chaddock picked up 3 wickets including some good death bowling, Sam Burton also bowled well at the end of the innings along with Chaddock they removed the last 5 batsmen for only 15 runs. 

This secured a first league win for Matt Anderson-Emm’s 4th XI this season. With no game next week due to a team pulling out of the league. The next game is home against Andover 3rd XI on Saturday 3rd June. 

Rob Pittman