THE WEATHER PUTS A DAMPER ON LAST MATCH OF SEASON
Ley Hill 170-4 (35 overs); Roving Reporters 173-4 (26 overs)
This game was played on the artificial wicket on a very damp and drizzly 1st October. The writer was in her cosy, warm living room nursing a sore throat! Ley Hill skipper Paul Green won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Jon Lown failed to live up to his previous Sunday successes and went for just 1 run, but fellow opener Ray McHugh carried his bat for 45 runs. On Lown's departure, McHugh was joined at the wicket by Jamie Matyus-Flynn who hit a rapid 70 runs including 5 fours and 4 sixes for a 2nd wicket partnership of 113 before he was caught out. This is his highest score of the season. The next two batsmen failed to make much of an impression on the score, but N. Anson (a new name to the writer) coming in at number 6 was 27 not out. Pick of the Roving Reporter bowlers was Miles with 2 for 26 from 5 overs, but most economical bowler was Mills who only went for 14 runs from 6 overs - an economy rate of just 2.33.
In response, Ley Hill made a good start, bowling the Roving Reporter openers cheaply (Simmons 0; the other opener (whose name is unfortunately illegible in the scorebook) just 4). The number three batsman - P. Lewis - scored the majority of their runs with 76, ably abetted by other members of the team. Pick of the Ley Hill bowlers was Rob Sussum, who took 2 for 18 from 5 overs. Son Henry took 1 for 21 and Jamie Matyus-Flynn the final wicket (1 for 28).
I do apologise to any of the Roving Reporters team who may read this report or the score card if I have anyone's name spelt incorrectly, but I have had to guess what the score book says!
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