Richard Hesketh put in a virtuoso performance hit a chanceless 73* to lead his side to victory in the second staging of the highly anticipated clash between And That’s Lunch and CtCCCC. To call it a single-handed victory would be over-stating things, but he certainly proved the difference between the two sides.
Chasing a score of 173 to win – which most considered to be around ‘par’ – Hesketh played a typically measured innings to secure victory with only three wickets down and 10 balls to spare.
With the ball Fairbank was his typically miserly self, returning outstanding figures and Sherwin was also dangerous. Sadly our change bowlers, despite the efforts of a firedup Hammo (who enjoyably let a few fielders know what he thought of their efforts and gave one or two a decent set up), were less economical allowing ATL to build a score. Elsewhere with the bat Cass scored 29 at the top and Sherwin biffed 40ish at the end.
Unfortunately, Hesketh was playing for ATL who took the spoils this year to level the series 1-1. We look forward to going again next year - possibly in a forty over game outside of London.
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