OCCC v Largo 2nds
Travelling with 9 players, against OCCC’s 10, Largo batted first, opening with Chris Baddeley and Coates. Coates went for a duck followed shortly by King for 4. Baddeley and Price batted well together before price fell for 27 . Skipper Brown then joined Baddeley and again the pair batted well before Baddeley succumbed for a hard fought 69. Brown then took the battle to OCCCs with the help of Michie, Brown finishing with 51 not out and Michie with a creditable not out giving Largo a competative total of 172 for 4 wickets.
OCCC’s innings started and Largo opened the bowling with Price and MIchie. OCCCs scored steadily until the father and son Baddeleys came on as change bowlers. Louis Baddeley came on and immediately took the wicket of the dangerous Hinstridge. Father Chris then removed Mason but OCCCs continued to score steadily before Chris Baddeley removed Robertson. King and Brown then came on and Brown was finally able to remove W Thomson. The OCCC score continued to mount before Brown had A Thomson caught by King. This led to a stirring climax to the match with a runout by Chris Baddeley and Brown having Lomax caught by Michie. Young Michie bowled the last over with OCCC needing 4 to win, Charlewood was run out with OCCCs needing 2 to win from the final ball and only managed 1 so the match ended in an unlikely draw. A good match played in a very good spirit overall.
Team: C Baddeley, H Coates, King, Price, I Brown (c), Michie, J Gillin, L Baddeley, Filsell (wk)