Winchmore Hill Sunday 4th May 2014
JUDD STREET TIGERS 168 ALL OUT LOST TO CAMRA 169-4 BY SIX WICKETS
The Tigers lost their long unbeaten home record, stretching back to September 2012, to a powerful CAMRA side dominated by Shaun Lombard, who hit a century in 67 balls after taking three early Tiger wickets as the home side struggled to 66-5 in good conditions. Chris Dane, who put in great shift with both bat and ball, held the innings together with 65, aided by some runs from the tail, but the final total of 168 was well short of par on a good wicket.
With frontline bowlers such as Stewart Taylor, Matt Webster, Simon Warren and Chris Boden all absent a time match was agreed by the captains, though in effect the game lasted less than 60 overs. Despite a batting line-up boosted by the return of the two Mikes, Herlihy and Delanian, and Barnaby Pinfield, the Tigers innings slid to 31-4 against some excellent seam bowling. Herlihy and Gisli Bergmann were both lbw, Mike D bowled the following ball after clouting Lombard for a straight six, with the impatient Rowan Allerton holing out three balls later.
Barnaby looked in good nick until bowled by a pearler from Blackmore, Chris Wright – needing only 10 to be the first Tiger to 1000 runs – could only manage 2, but from 89-6 the home side recovered thanks to some lower-order runs from Richard Burgess (14), Ian Daffern (13) and skipper Craig Murray – 11 not out in a record 10th wicket stand of 22 with Daney. Chris rode his luck somewhat, with 12 fours, and was last out at 168.
With few bowling options available Wright and Dane sent down 16 overs consecutively, Wrighty’s yorker claiming Manigware with the first ball of the innings. A brilliant pick up and throw by Rowan ran out Rhodes and Dane’s slower ball bamboozled Blackmore into giving a return catch. At 42-3 the result was in the balance, but the occasional bowlers could little to stop Lombard as he powered on, aided by Havengo (30), who was bowled by Ian Daffern’s first delivery – his maiden Tiger wicket, immediately after the drinks break.Lombard gave a couple of half-chances but was otherwise faultless, hitting straight and driving with ease. Short of bowlers and short of runs, the Tigers were caged.