Narrow loss to Royal Challengers

Royal Challengers were the visitors to Taplow on Sunday, providing excellent opposition in a well contested game. Winning the toss, Royal Challengers chose to bat on what was a very hot, sunny afternoon.

Royal Challengers team

In a 40 over match, Challengers scored 197 all out. In reply Taplow made a good start, with Simon Goodrham scoring 68 before being caught in the deep. However the Challengers attack took wickets leaving with Taplow needing 14 from the last over – but falling short on 189 for 7. Sandeep Bassi finished on 24 not out.

Colts Jack Lefley and James Western-Kaye both had good afternoons in the field and with the bat. Jack bowled well for Taplow, whilst James had a hot afternoon behind the stumps, and both contributed runs with the bat.

Spectators enjoying a drink – Gerry Mills, Dave Wigmore and Simon Christy

In the end a win for Royal Challengers in a match enjoyed by both sides despite the hot weather.

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