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Hewlins and Lindsay’s combine to set threes on way to important win

Bramshaw 3s vs Ferndown and Wayfarers 4s, County 6 South West. Match report written by Tom Mason.

After raining for much of Friday evening and Saturday morning, everyone was very pleasantly surprised that we were in for a game at Ferndown. 


Bailey “match report” Loveless came into the side at the last minute after the first team game was called off. 


We were also met by our loan player Davey McIntyre from our game against Godshill a few weeks ago, who was playing for Ferndown. He also happened to play against the twos last week. He must be getting sick of Bramshaw now! 


On a grey and dark day, the hosts had done extremely well to get the game on. 


After losing the toss, we were in the field first with Loveless and Ben “Inbetweeners car” Lindsay opening up, keeping it extremely tight as the hosts progressed to 12-0 off six. 


Loveless (0-16) bowled excellently and was very unfortunate to not pick up at least a couple of wickets in his spell. 


Lindsay set the ball rolling, picking up the opening wicket, courtesy of a smart catch from his son Ethan Lindsay. 


Then came a massive moment as the returning George “catches” Fullerton took one of the best catches you’ll see all season in the Hampshire League at Cow Corner. 


The ball was absolutely flying and he composed himself brilliantly well to take a well-judged catch, despite some appeals from the opposition that he had overstepped the boundary. (He was nowhere near it). 


The wickets continued to tumble as Lindsay ended his spell with brilliant figures of 3-28 from his eight, including an important wicket of their number four who looked like he could take the game away, but a smart catch from Joe McNeilly behind the stumps saw the back of him, much to the team’s relief. 


There was no letup from the first change bowlers Chris Hewlins (3-4) and Ethan Lindsay (4-21). 


Both bowled exceptionally well with Hewlins picking up a well-deserved hat trick to put us firmly in control. Although he looked more embarrassed than happy, as the second wicket was someone who hadn’t played for ten years and the third was a youngster. 


Lindsay soon joined the party after this and quickly got in on the action with Tom Mason holding onto a comfortable skier at mid-on. 


Fullerton soon had his second catch of the day, but there was nearly some confusion with the skipper Mason calling and going for the ball, but fortunately the Poole Town man clung on well. 


Moments later, Fullerton had his third catch of the afternoon as the away side slipped to 68-9, before Lindsay clean bowled their number ten to bowl the home side out for just 72 inside 28 overs. 


After tea, McNeilly (22) and Harry Burnham (8) opened up, getting the side off to a solid start before the latter was dismissed. 


A few quick wickets followed but the result was never in doubt with Lindsay SR (18) seeing the side home comfortably. 


A special mention must go to Kingsley and Tristan Maddison who both played in their first league matches for the club and performed brilliantly. 


 See the full scorecard here:


Another great win, which sees the side make it 5/6 wins to start the season which is unheard of. 


Next week sees a visit from Parley threes. 


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