Widnes vs Bramhall CC 2nd XI – 24.06.17

Andrew Reynolds Senior Match Reports

Despite being a player short, Bramhall returned to winning ways at Widnes, even if the captain continues to be unable to win the toss!
Bramhall were asked to bat first and got the worst possible start when Emma Lamb was bowled by the first ball of the innings. However Ellie Mason continued her run of form, anchoring the innings, and building a partnership of 116 with Adam Siddall. Adam made the most of being dropped to work his way back into form, having failed to score a run for the team in his previous innings this season. He was eventually out for a fine 70, the first of left-arm spinner Tom Mitchell’s 5 victims. Tom Mason joined his sister and kept the run rate moving in an uncharacteristically buccaneering innings. Ellie was next out, having reached 50, and although Chris Heppell followed quickly, James Davenport joined Tom in pushing the score upwards. Tom eventually perished for 39, but Davo ensured maximum batting points, ending up 32 not out in a total of 204-6.
Widnes started reasonable well, with Adam Siddall taking the only wicket to fall in the early overs , but with the spin of Emma Lamb stifling run scoring at one end, Tom Drury picked up 3 wickets as batsmen chanced their arm against him. Emma did take one wicket, as well as effecting a run out off her own bowling, but with Tom Mitchell scoring his maiden 50 Widnes kept chasing throughout their innings. Adam Siddall, though, returned to take the last 4 wickets and complete a fine day for him and for Bramhall.