Beacon too hot to handle

Beacon v Bedouins – 3rd July 2022

Bedouins lost by 6 wickets

Games coming thick and fast so quick report on this one. Short of players again so drafted in Kev Taylor and Guy Sheppard. Looked like a solid 11 until Jono took poorly and had the set off home. Big miss as it turned out.

Beds batted with Smith N (32 not out) in fine form, Susman however, not so. Departed for 7.

Outfield was like lightening. Kev Taylor looked little troubled until missing a straight one on 19 leaving Lippitt and Stanier to get the bulk of the runs, both reaching retirement (runs or age, take your pick). Stanier with a couple of sixes.

Ellerton, excited to be playing his second game in four days, improved on his 0 in the last game by being 0 not out  this time. That’s progress. Beds finished 137. On the face of it a good score but Beacon can never be written off.

Bedouins seemed to be restricting Beacon fairly well on such a quick outfield and with only 10 men. Smith M (2-24-4) was the pick of the bowlers, often perplexing the batsmen with deft touch of flight. Lippitt was in the wickets too with 2-27-4. But with four overs left and needing 30 runs Beacon lit the afterburners and before we knew it the game was done.

We’ll skirt around Taylor dropping two catches.

With a full side including Jono, would we have won? Of course.

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