Foot off the throat lets Hurlingham back in to seal a comprehensive win

A glorious sunny day greeted us at Hurlingham. Although the wicket was a bit damp – the outfield was its usual fantastic self.

A very potent Buccs opening attack of Luke Radford (12-3-46-4) and Tom Mees (9-5-11-0) reduced the home side to 73-4 and lunch was taken sitting easy. Omar Hatteea (52) struck some decent blows and combined well with Andrew Hethercort (37) to give the Hurlingham middle order some spine. Will Metcalfe (4-58) and Paul Hobson (0-41) bowled some tidy and productive middle overs before Will Noble (2-16) mopped up the tail before a last wicket stand between George Brooksbank (13) and Edward Hyde (21*) made it into an interesting game. The sporting decision not to continue bowling Radford and Mees after lunch meant that the Buccs had a total of 194 to chase.

What ensued can only be described as an onslaught! The Buccs found themselves at 58-9. Brooksbank (7-46) had taken a hat trick, ably assisted by some interesting umpiring decisions. Some strong resistance was provided by Cripsin Voller (24) who saw seven partners come and go. A last wicket stand of 79 starring Paul Hobson (8*) and Tom Mees (58) made for entertaining viewing and dragged the Buccs to a somewhat respectable 136 all out, with Mees only facing 35 balls and Hobbo being more circumspect – facing 52 balls.

In true Buccaneer’s tradition, Paul Hobson showed fine endurance later in the night, when the Kings Road was the victim of his, Ollie Metcalfe and Jim Harcourt’s desire the wash the defeat away with some drinks!

We will return next year to truly twist the knife when it is in. However a great day was had by all in the glorious sunshine.

Innings of Hurlingham

1. S Chapman b L Radford 0
2. H Kennedy c Harcourt b L Radford 22
3. J Atkinson* b L Radford 0
4. A Nethercot c Harcourt L Radford 37
5. J Kennedy b W Metcalfe 20
6. O Hatteea b W Metcalfe 52
7. S Hatteea lbw W Metcalfe 5
8. P Seligman b W Metcalfe 0
9. O Martyn-Hemphill lbw W Noble 4
10. E Hyde not out 21
11. G Brooksbank b W Noble 13

Extras 20

Total 194 all out

FOW 1-5(1), 2-7(3), 3-50(2), 4-73(4), 5-130(5), 6-147(7), 7-149(8), 8-158(9), 9-158(6), 10-194(11)


L Radford 12-3-46-4
T Mees 9-5-11-0
P Hobson 12-4-41-0
W Metcalfe 13-2-58-4
W Noble 6-0-16-2
D Russell 2-0-4-0


Innings of Buccaneers

1. V Kandampully c P Seligman b G Brooksbank 2
2. O Metcalfe b G Brooksbank 0
3. C Vollers c S Chapman b J Kennedy 24
4. D Russell lbw G Brooksbank 0
5. J Harcourt+ b G Brooksbank 7
6. L Radford c P Seligman b O Hatteea 7
7. W Noble b G Brooksbank 0
8. W Metcalfe lbw G Brooksbank 0
9. E Cunynghame b G Brooksbank 0
10. P Hobson not out 8
11. T Mees c J Atkinson b S Chapman 58

Extras 30

Total 136 all out

FOW 1-2(1), 2-5(2), 3-5(4), 4-33(5), 5-42(6), 6-43(7), 7-43(8), 8-43(9), 9-58(3), 10-136(11)


G Brooksbank 13-1-46-7
O Hatteea 7-1-22-1
J Kennedy 4-1-30-1
J Atkinson 3-0-13-0
S Chapman 1.2-0-18-1


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