May19th-vs Deddington won by 39 runs.
The 2nds responded well to last week’s drubbing by Chipping Norton with a good win against Deddington. Having lost the toss & being put in to bat on a hard dry pitch Westcott struggled with the Deddington opening bowlers with none of the top 7 reaching double figures, the struggles continued against Deddington’s array of slow bowlers who were doing a good job of backing up the openers initial spells, however a very patient innings from Phil Bateman (44) along with a confident 19 from Dave Hawes took Westcott to a more respectable 109 all out.
Knowing that nothing less than a good bowling performance backed up by top fielding would be needed to bag the win Westcott were inspired after the tea interval. Westcott started brilliantly with Jamie Wiles (above) having one of the openers caught superbly in the slips by Phil in his first over. The Deddington batting line up were now the ones to be struggling against the pace of Jamie & the accuracy of James Bateman (below) with both opening bowlers taking 4 wickets apiece leaving Deddington in the precarious position of 40-8 after the opening 14 overs.The Deddington lower order started to mount a late comeback but Giles Burkitt took the key wicket to halt their attack, Tom Young took the final Wicket to bowl out the opposition for 70 sealing a good winTop of the League Hook Norton are the opposition at home next week (26th May) let’s get moving up the table. (PS the new club polo shirts look great)