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April 2005

April 26, 2005

MacGregor traps rabbits and Chigwell are skinned (Chingford 24/4/2005)

Chingford proved much the better side on Sunday and in the end a five wicket defeat probably flattered Chigwell. There was at least evidence of some fighting spirit from Chigwell, who battled through 60 odd overs to post a score of 177, Tim Mitzman looking the class act to finish on 69, although he was dropped early on at square leg. Olly will be pleased to know that Mitzy's new bat is shaping up well! Rob contributed a hard-working 40 not out, and Hannah notched up a couple of runs and defended well until she was last out. Chingford's main weapon was the impressive MacGregor, who finished with 6 wickets, including four plumb LBWs.

Chingford batted at a far higher lick than
Chigwell, and although Chigwell remained committed
to the cause it soon became apparent that defeat
was extremely probable. Dom bowled with admirable
pace, and had a chance or two go begging, but the
pitch was never lively enough to suit him, and in
the end his only wicket came from a slower in-
swinger which trapped the left-hander in front.
Harvey and Rob Allum had brief spells without
success and it looked like a nine wicket defeat
was on the cards until Brad, ever the partnership
breaker, bowled Chingford's top scorer, and later
saw Rob Allum take the first of two excellent catches.
Skipper replaced the luckless Nick, and copped
another couple of wickets, the Chingford batsmen
becoming careless as they already had the game in
the bag. So defeat but some positives to be drawn:
Tim M in fine form, Rob batting and catching well,
Brad bowling very nicely thank you, but most of all
good weather and a nice run around with your mates.
Running around and winning would be even nicer though!