Sunday XI win inaugural local derby vs Tadworth

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Sunday XI win inaugural local derby vs Tadworth


Sunday XI: 247-4 (Chapman 112*, Cowie 77)


Tadworth: 187-9


The Sunday XI made it four wins in a row in a new local-derby with Tadworth. Despite the close geographic proximity of both clubs, this was actually the first fixture held in some time with both clubs playing mainly at home. Tadworth won the toss and stuck Headley in but James Midmer (11) and Barney Cowie (77) took the score to 50 with few alarms. Midmer holed out just before a rain delay. Following a brief delay Phil Chapman (112*) entered and with Cowie blitzed the Tadworth attack to all parts. Chapman was in characteristic remorseless form; there was not a hint of a false shot and almost every bad ball was taken to the fence. Cowie hit some sparkling drives. The pair put on 150 together before Cowie was bowled and Chapman then marshalled the score to 247-4, finishing on 112 not out.

Tadworth made a good early reply with Worcester Bawden (52) hitting some crisp shots in company with captain Matt Perrins (25). The visitors reached 70 without loss before Steve Barton was summoned and took a sharp caught and bowled to remove Bawden. Nick Tunnell (3-25) then took three quick wickets, two with the aid of catches from Midmer, and with the run rate climbing, arch-burglars Pickering and Winslet began loosening their shoulders. The captain took the hint and the pair were brought on to take further wickets before young Ty Barton took two wickets at the end with some beautifully flighted leg spin. Tadworth finished on 187-9. This was a welcome addition to the fixture list with links between both clubs and a friendly spirit on and off the field.

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