Burridge v New Milton

Not the best of summer days, with heavy cloud and the occasional drizzle – not what was promised by the met men.

Our Tosser lost for a change, although I reckon it was a good toss to lose. New Milton decided to have a bat, and raced away to 78 for no wicket, then a suicidal run out when there was no pressure on them, not only cost them the wicket of their overseas star, but the next two batsmen as well who were very quickly despatched by Brighton Mugochi; so for 78-0 it suddenly became 86-3.

Thereafter it was a struggle for New Milton to regain the ascendency they had originally enjoyed. The combined bowling of Lee Savident (great to have him back), and Brighton Mugochi put down 36 overs between then, for a combined total of 79 runs and 4 wickets – a great effort. Almost unseen was Sully White who sneeked in to grab 2-33.

So New Milton finished with a below par score of 197-8.

In reply Burridge got off to a nightmare start with Jamie Rood (welcome back Jamie) adjudged caught behind in the first over, quickly followed by the ever dependable Joe C-W, so with the score at 23-3 the target score looked miles away. Big Lee tried the stem the tide with a fighting 31, but he departed at 64-4.

Step up Brighton and Marcus Campopiano who put together a stand of 119 in 24 overs to calm the nerves; Brighton’s batting demands your attention as he bludgeoned 68 off just 59 balls, almost unnoticed was the more methodical batting of Marcus who saw us home on 71 not out.

So a great win for Burridge, who climbed out of a hole to demoralise the opposition.

Man-of-the-Match

Brighton Mugochi 3 wickets and 68 runs