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Walhampton Staff victorious against Pylewell Cricket Club
Several members of staff dug out their cricket whites and dusted off their cricket pads and came together to form a Walhampton staff team against a Pylewell elect group of cricketers. Pylewell were put into bat for the 40 over match. Mr Taylor (who took 4 wickets) and Nick Locke (who took 3 wickets) opened the bowling with a superb spell of overs which saw the Walhampton team take 5 quick wickets with a couple of pieces of outstanding fielding from Mr Westerman (diving for a one handed catch) and an excellent throw from Jamie Nish. Pylewell then had a very strong middle order and one of their batsman went on to score 130 runs. Pylewell’s innings finished on 175 all out.
Walhampton’s innings started well with Mr Westerman and Headmaster, Mr Mills looking very solid at the crease and scoring runs. Unfortunately Mr Mills was out to the bowling of Harry Vaughan (ex Walhampton pupil) and then we lost a couple of quick wickets. Mr Westerman unfortunately got out 6 runs short of his 50. Mr Stanley steadied our innings with a terrific innings of 55 runs although had to retire, injured, after a quick single. With only one wicket remaining Mr Nish and Mr Nicholls got the Walhampton team in a winning position needing 8 runs off the last over. Some excellent running between the wickets meant that 4 runs were needed off the last couple of deliveries. Mr Nish (scored 37 runs off about 25 balls) at the crease was not going to mess around and went after the bowling and hit a glorious six off the penultimate ball winning the game for Walhampton. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and the match tea was delicious. A huge thank you to Mr Nicholls and the ladies and gentleman at Pylewell for organising it and looking after all the cricketers so well.