On 3rd August Bates played Lordswood in two 20/20 cricket matches. It was a brilliant day and here’s a brief match summary ….
Nigel Bateson got a duck but did take a wicket with his first ball.
Performance of the day was from Tom Kirton who retired on 30 runs and took a few wickets, Michael French and Mark Ruddy for Lordswood also retired on 30 runs.
Ed Taylor got a golden duck in the second innings but did bowl Richard Cross out!
Joe Joseph bowled Tom Kirton out, but this was revenge for Tom taking his wicket in the first innings. Last minute wicket keeper for Bates, Ed Hensman, was solid behind the stumps and also batted well.
Alan Millar sustained a hamstring injury in the first three overs and had to sit and drink wine for the rest of the day.
Adam Martin didn’t fall over this time and managed to get about 7 runs.
Bates performed well against a strong Lordswood side and although Bates lost, it was close.
Here are some expertly taken photos of the day…