Foxton News story


23 Jun 2013


Foxton 120-2 (20.4 overs)  March 119-9 dec (30.4 overs)
(Revised total required by Foxton after one hour delayed start for rain was 120 from 52 overs conceding 2 wickets)

Foxton owed much to pace bowler Jeffery Douglas in their home match against March with a superb six wicket haul for the Jamaican. After an hours delayed start for rain, with more expected, home side skipper Gareth Roots upon calling correctly invited the hosts to bat on a very firm dry surface. March opener David Hodson began in positive fashion taking three boundaries from Douglas's second over and a maximum from Tom Sherwin's second. With the total on 34 Tom Howgego (9) fell to Douglas caught by Sherwin. Key March Australian batsman Steve Seymour was then very fortunate to survive a first ball confident shout for l.b.w. from a yorker by Douglas. Hodson after a brisk 31 from 23 balls was then caught from a skied shot by Ada Cambridge from the bowling of Sherwin. Douglas then claimed four wickets in four overs including Carl Chapman (18) and the important wicket of Seymour (14), clean bowled, the ball striking with such force that a stump was broken and after 19 overs the visitors innings appeared to be sinking  on 87-6.  Joshua Jackman (11) and Tyler Phillips(16) then offered brief resistance, but at the fall of the ninth wicket with the total on 119 after 30.4 overs March captain Chris Ringham, taking advantage of the rain delay calculations, opted to declare. Tea was taken with Douglas returning an excellent 6-52 from 15 unchanged overs.
 At the resumption Foxton were then required to score 120 from 52 overs having to concede two wickets, a bizarre state of affairs due to the strange method used to calculate rain stoppages. With fleeting sunshine now breaking through coupled with a stiff drying wind batting now appeared much easier. Indeed the Foxton openers Cei Sanderson (28) and Henry Hunter (15), both l.b.w. to Ringham, had given the hosts a solid platform, and after only eight overs they were cruising on 55-2. Roots (39 n.o.) and Adam Webster (29 n.o.), both looking in good touch, then completed the task after 20.4 overs to seal a 20 point win.
Next week the 1st XI visit local rivals Sawston and the 2nd's host Hardwick & Caldecote.
On Sunday in the National Round 5 of The Cricketer Village Cup Foxton visit Essex club Mistley, an enjoyable day is anticipated and all supporters are very welcome.