Shepherd’s Bush fall to second straight league defeat against Teddington
PUBLISHED: 16:17 15 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:17 15 June 2016
Shepherd’s Bush failed to deliver a response to their first defeat of the season last weekend against Twickenham, as they lost again to Teddington by three wickets.
The visitors won the toss and elected to field and that decision paid early dividends as Andrew Wilson was dismissed for just five, as Stefan Bullon caught him off Jack Sever.
Tom Felton replaced the opener but he didn’t fare much better, going for just nine runs. Sever again did the damage but this time Charles Hopkins took the catch.
Bush had Jack Brydon to thank for building any sort of early score as he hit 38 off just 41 balls, but he became the third victim when he was caught by Bullon off Tim Armstrong.
Ian Massey and Tom Bryan then struck up an effective partnership which more than doubled the Shepherd’s Bush score.
Massey hit seven fours on his way to a half-century, while Bryan hit five boundaries in a thrilling partnership.
Bryan was the first to go for 45, Sever striking yet again and his replacement, Miles Illingworth went for a golden duck, trapped leg before for Sever’s fourth wicket of the day.
Massey was finally removed shortly afterwards, caught by David Keightley off James Keightley for a respectable 51.
The lower order offered little by way of runs for the home side as Hopkins trapped Sam Howell lbw for 14, after Sam Eaton went for just three runs, Sever with his fifth and final wicket of the day.
James Kidson could only contribute 11 before Hopkins removed him leg before and the innings was wrapped up when Will Speer was caught and bowled by David Keightley for just four, with Shepherd’s Bush all out for 194.
Teddington’s innings started in the worst way imagineable as they found themselves 14-2 following the early losses of Tom Twiney and Tom Elliot.
Both wickets were claimed by Ed Morse but that only introduced the partnership which would effectively win the game for the away team.
James Fear and Tim Armstrong put on a mammoth 150-run third- wicket stand, hitting a whopping 25 boundaries between them.
Armstrong was the first of the pair to go as he was caught and bowled by Eaton for 60 and his replacement, Ben Williams, could only make two runs before he was run out by Felton.
Fear was finally prised away from the crease, agonisingly for him as he was run out by Eaton on 99, just one run short of a century.
James Keightley could only make two runs before Eaton struck again and Hopkins was removed by Howell for 11 but it was all in vain as Johnnie Smith and Bullon saw the visitors through to 198-7 from 44 overs.
Teddington took the win comfortably in the end, and now lie second in the table, while Shepherd’s Bush drop down to fourth after their second successive loss.
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