Witcham Slip Up Against NCI

PUBLISHED: 10:13 08 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:58 04 May 2010

WITCHAM 1st XI slipped to their third loss this season at the hands of a polished Cambridge NCI side. Opting to bat first on a sun-baked track, Witcham scored consistently across their top and middle order but aside from some excellent batting from Tyler

WITCHAM 1st XI slipped to their third loss this season at the hands of a polished Cambridge NCI side.

Opting to bat first on a sun-baked track, Witcham scored consistently across their top and middle order but aside from some excellent batting from Tyler Phillips (54) and Chris Houghton (35) they failed to forge a big enough partnership to push the score towards the magic 200.

Having finished 163 all-out, there was still much to be done for Witcham to secure the victory, with early wickets a must. Disastrously for the visitors however, the opening pair made 85 between them and set Witcham firmly on the back foot.

G Griffiths (3-26) produced a brief spell of magic to give the visitors a chance at the middle order, but, despite taking six wickets, they were unable to stop NCI from scoring regularly, and the home side wrapped up the win a ball short of the 34th over.

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