Liss fall short in run chase

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Friday 2nd August 2019 2:45 pm
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Action from Liphook and Ripsley’s 54-run victory against Totton and Eling at Ripsley Park on July 13. Picture by Ruth Marshall.

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Old Tauntonians & Romsey III v Liss: LISS lost by 17 runs on Saturday in a high scoring game against Old Tauntonians and Romsey’s third team.

Liss lost the toss and were put into the field. Shaun Blanks took the first wicket in the seventh over with the score on 35. A second wicket was taken four runs later when Charles Forward was caught behind by Henry Austin off the bowling of Liam Charles for nine.

Tim Slade and Mark Allen then took advantage of the short boundaries and a partnership of 102 was formed before Allen was caught by Chris Allcock off the bowling of Cam Clarke (3-71) for 28.

Slade was then bowled by Clarke for 72 to leave the home side on 143-4.

Charlie Evans and Bob Pearce added 67 before Pearce was caught by Jake Southam for 11 off Clarke’s bowling. Charles (4-37) took three quick wickets and Phil Moore struck as the hosts were bowled out for 273.

Liss lost Toby Austin early on when he was caught for eight in the third over.

Moore and Clarke looked comfortable until Clarke was stumped for 33 after a partnership of 57.

Gavin Kemp and Moore added 66 before Kemp was caught by Allen for 40 to leave Liss on 137-3.

Moore reached his half-century, but Liss lost a couple more wickets with Blanks and Will Rice both falling to the bowling of Slade. Southam was then run out for seven to leave the visitors on 199-6.

Moore scored 91 but he ran out of partners as Liss were bowled out for 256.

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