Bassingbourn make it four wins from five

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For the second Saturday in succession Bassingbourn overcame the opposition and weather to secure a win in Division Junior 3 South.

Trinity Old Fields played host to the match which began late at 2pm with Romsey asking Bassingbourn to bat first.

In the first section of play, Bassingbourn lost Bartlett and Bates as they reached 54-2 in 15 overs. An early tea and rain break followed before play resumed after 4pm.

Skipper Adrian Wilson and all rounder Matthew Andrews were the men in and together they built an impressive partnership.

Andrews beat Wilson to fifty as they put on 138 for the third wicket. Wilson went for 72 to a fine caught and bowled by Daniel Mortlock (3 for 31) and Andrews was stumped for 80 in pursuit of quick runs. Lower order hitting from Neil Smith (21) and Parminder Malhi (13*) took Bassingbourn to an imposing 222-6 from their 40 overs.

Romsey front loaded their batting line up but tight bowling from Max Ayliffe and Jaun De Beer saw the required rate increase at an early stage. Ayliffe made the deserved breakthrough and change bowler James Robinson took to key wicket of McNamara to leave Romsey two down at drinks. In the second half of the innings a successful chase never looked likely as Tom Andrews, Matthew Andrews and debutant Malhi all picked up wickets. Rosmey reached 140 for 6 in reply as Bassingbourn made it four wins out of five for the season.

Team: Wilson (Capt), Bartlett, Bates, M Andrews, Allen, N Smith, Malhi, J Robinson, J De Beer, T Andrews, M Ayliffe