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Poor batting display costs Fields dearly

PUBLISHED: 17:27 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:25 05 October 2010

LONDON Fields paid the price for a poor display with the bat as they crashed to a four-wicket defeat against Village cricket club on Saturday – just a fortnight after thrashing the same opponents. Two weeks ago Fields had put on a near-flawless performanc

LONDON Fields paid the price for a poor display with the bat as they crashed to a four-wicket defeat against Village cricket club on Saturday - just a fortnight after thrashing the same opponents.

Two weeks ago Fields had put on a near-flawless performance, scoring 239 and then bundling Village out for 34 in a thoroughly comprehensive triumph over their North East London League rivals.

But there was to be no repeat in last weekend's return meeting at the Albert Recreation Ground as London Fields lost regular wickets despite winning the toss and electing to bat.

Arthur Smart was first to go, shouldering arms to a ball that swung late and clipped off stump, before a pair of run-outs accounted for stand-in captain Jason Lord and Paul Teasdale, who had made a solid 36.

Village made another crucial breakthrough when Ben Sanders scooped one up to cover and despite stiff resistance from Richard Johnson (19) and Taz Miller (33), London Fields were eventually dismissed for 161 in 32 overs - four shorts of their allocation.

The failure to bat through the last four overs ultimately proved costly but London Fields made early inroads with the ball as Village lost both openers in the opening 12 overs.

Simon Yates had Graham Pontin caught for a duck and Simon Lee bowled Edward Thomas to leave Village on 44-2 and London Fields continued to make headway as change pair John Avery and Smart claimed two more wickets.

When opposing skipper Alan White was run out for a well-crafted 32, Village were in danger of throwing the match away at 91-5 with 70 needed off the last 10 overs and London Fields claimed a sixth victim when Miller had Thomas Plimmer caught.

But Village's Eklavya Gupte and Andy Richardson shared a seventh-wicket partnership of 65 to steer their side home - finishing in style when Gupte hit two fours and a pair of sixes to seal the outcome.


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