Saturday 21st April Vs Purbrook (pre-season)

Match drawn due to rain

Purbrook 170-7 (40 overs)

Fareham and Crofton 104-6 (32.1 overs)

After losing the toss and being asked to field (a compliment to the great pitch prepared by the ground staff for a preseason match) Dan Reader provided the pre-match entertainment in front of the pavilion with some questionable football skills, followed by a face plant of the bath lane turf.
F&C bowled and fielded well throughout, picking up regular wickets, Blake Barnwell bowling particularly well on debut.

Following a brief shower at tea, and a reshuffling of the batting order after an injury to the skipper, F&C set about chasing down Purbrook’s score. After a solid start from Ben Kissane and Angus Southon, 3 wickets fell in quick succession. Hard fought 20s from Daniel Wimble and James Heiniger put F&C in a decent position before another flurry of wickets left the match in the balance, before the rain hit and the match was tied.

Man of the match: Blake Barnwell, for his impressive bowling
Dick of the day: Dan reader for his pre-match heroics