Sidbury edged out in thrilling T20 with Boradhembury
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Sidbury went down by a margin of just six runs when they entertained Broadhembury in an evening T20 encounter.
The game was again played on the newly laid artificial wicket which is proving to be a very reliable surface for the evening fixtures and playing very consistently and true.
The contest was played between the sides with one or too changes to the norm. Batsmen had to retire upon reaching 30 and bowlers were limited to four overs each.
The visitors batted first and closed on a competitive 155.
They had three batsmen reach the mandatory retirement of 30 and, due to a flurry of late wickets, all three had the chance to re-appear and had a further opportunity to set to the bowling attack once again!
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The Sidbury run chase was given a good start thanks to some solid hitting from Ben Pollard and Phil Grove.
Skipper for the evening Josh Reed chipped in with a cameo of 25. However, a couple of tight overs in the middle to latter part of the innings meant the run rate started to increase making the 155 look unassailable.
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That was until Alex Paget strode to the wicket and, without playing himself in he went straight onto the attack striking the ball to all parts in double quick time and, thanks to his extraordinary efforts, the Sidbury reply got to within just a single hit of the visitors winning total!