Sponsors Day 2018
Our annual Sponsor’s Match against Littlehampton CC took place on Sunday 22nd July. On another glorious day, with attendance the highest yet, a very close and high-scoring Twenty20 game was won by Littlehampton.
With the outfield resembling an African field-dry and straw coloured- Littlehampton skipper Dan Clarke invited The Mellor Practice to bat first. An industrious 27 by Jordan Atkinson was followed by Dan Rive’s more agricultural 26, but the real star of the show was Amjad Mohsin (“Jammy” to his friends!) with a superb 66 not out.
We finished on 198 for 6 off our 20 overs, which most observers expected would be a winning score; however, we were aware that Mike Askew was opening Littlehampton’s batting and he has won Man of the Match awards in previous years. Our fears were well founded, because he helped himself to a superb 97 not out; his shot selection and pacing of his innings showed such maturity. He was well supported by Andy Greig’s 34. Littlehampton got home with seven balls to spare.
We borrowed Arun Church’s PA system and were treated to some highly entertaining commentary from Amjad Mohsin, interspersed with more conventional-but equally appreciated- stints from the likes of Ryan Budd. The Bar did a good trade (thanks to Kim, Darren and others) and the burgers and bangers from the excellent BBQ were much appreciated- thanks to Tash and Alan. Thanks also to Dan Clarke, Jordan Atkinson and Sam Mellor for their organisational skills.
It was by common consent the best year yet and we look forward to another exciting game in 2019.