Bagshot 1st XI vs Kew 1st XI
Bagshot 205-7 lost to Kew 206-6 by 4 wickets
Adam returned to the side and captain in my absence due to a trip to the fantastic Budapest.
Luck changed straight away as we won first toss of the season, Adam deciding to bat first.
We also welcomed back Will Grinstead for the first time this season to bolster the bowling line up.
Jack and Penners opened with Geordie absent, Penners going early, Jack and Chris then consolidated. 81 run partnership followed before Jack departed for 61, Chris and Willow added a further 43 before Chris fell for 37. Contributions along the way from most as we ended 205-7, tea taken prob 20-30 runs short of what we hoped for.
Will opened bowling for the first time along with George, both bowled good spells but the opening pair batted bery well. Brad came on and removed one of the openers, Abbott continued to flourish but he lost a steady run of partners during his well made 84 not out, but the 20-30 run shortfall proved too much as Kew passed the 206 required for loss of 6 wickets, with 5 overs left.
Please to see young Josh Balcombe make his debut due to late injury to Jonny A, a touch baptism as Kew are a handy side.
Three wickets for Adam on his return too.
First loss in four but useful 13 points saw us move further away from the bottom 3, remain in 6th so a solid start to life back in Division 2.
MOM Jack for a fine 61.