Monday 3rd May 2021
The 1st XI's run of victories came to and end at home to Sudbury Cricket Club. A fantastic 138 from the oppo number 3 helped them to 227 for 8. 3 wickets for Bowles and 5 dismissals for keeper Smithy the highlight for the Lions, (It must also be mentioned how well Doctor Guy and Coach Petts bowled in the middle period keeping it very tight). The reply never got going and the only real resistance came from came from skipper Sully with a well made 59 but this wasn't enough to stop us be bowled out for 156 and losing by 71 runs. View Scorecard.
The 2's were back in action away to Boxted and ran our comfortable winners. The Lions posted 240/4 with Phil Lingard ending 79 not out well supported by The G Man with 48, Rhys 36, Nicky-Nacky-Noo 30 and the legend of John Arnold not out. Boxted were 206 all out in reply, 3 a piece for skipper Chappers and the bowling all rounder that is Nick! View Scorecard.
A great start to the season for Cowshot and his young Lions with the Sunday side producing 101 run win over Ardleigh. Nick back in the runs again with 67, Skittles with 39 and the skipper himself with 31 all contributing well to a good total of 221 for 8. Opener Lamont scored 62 for the visitors but had little support in their total of 120 all out with everyone bowling well but the returning Dezzy taking the spoils with 5 wickets for 6 runs from his 4.4 overs! Rumour is he was on the phone to the engravers before 6pm. View Scorecard.