Marathon Session Ends in a Draw
Chigwell vs Hadley Wood Green 11/8/13
Chigs lost the toss, writes Dave Colwill. Will hit 2 nice fours but left an incutter. Rob wished there was DRS. Russ and Dave put on a few before a very honest decision saw Russ LBW. Dave and Jonathan put on close to 100, until Jonathan could run no more and Dave brought up tonne No.2 for '13. Chigs declared at 206/3 off 29.4 at a rate of 6.95 on what was a good batting wicket.
HWG openers prodded around for a while. Many LBW shouts, and two bowleds later, the ocker brothers came into the attack and picked up two each, Jonathan taking two good catches. The game then meandered for some 20 overs with HWG only losing a wicket and got to the last 5 overs still with 3 in hand, and a win in sight. Despite giving back 60 overs, Chigs still offered generous fields and run scoring opps but only one of the batsmen was interested, and even then, only every 2nd over. Last over HWG held on for a draw 9 down and looked delighted with the result.
Jugs were bought and the mosquitos feasted as the sun went down. An interesting game that had everyone confused at times.