WCC v Arkadin at Bedales School 10th July

Arkadin won by 117


Six men of the Weekenders plus one woman made themselves available for this one. The hosts batted first and kindly lent us a sub. The Weekenders attack, bowling with the unimagined security of a 3/3 field, initially managed to restrict the top order. But after about 20 overs a gigantic Australian called Lawrence came to the wicket and hit 83 off  28 balls. Fortunately his innings necessitated lengthy searches in the bushes or it could have been far worse. After being run ragged for 213 in thirty-two degree heat the Weekenders collapsed on the grass in front of the pavilion, unable even to walk the extra few yards to the lavishly laid out tea. As we lay in foetal positions, groaning and nauseous with exhaustion, the oppo skipper holding a glass of Champagne in his hand cheerfully asked 'Lend us a sub will you. One of our chaps has to go back to town.' We lost by 117 but oh the joy when it was over.  There is a comprehensive account of this match complete with photos, graphics and quotes from Shakespeare on the Arkadin website: http://arkadincc.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/arkadin-cc-v-weekenders-cc-match-report-2/


Arkadin 213-4 (28 overs)

Finney 41, Gilkes 12, Clark 42, Price 21* Lawrence 83

Douglas 14-0-55-1; McDonald 7-0-36-0; Gallagher 3-0-55-1; Wahi 4-0-56-1

Catches: you're joking


WCC 94-7

McDonald 0, Wahi 0, Gallagher 23, Butler 10, McCallum 5, Douglas 10, Bailey 25, McDonald (2nd innings) 8*

Hudson almost certainly put on more than 50.