What a difference a week makes. Since the all-round disappointments seven days ago the 1st XI have since routed the XL Club and swept aside a buoyant RHS. Both displays owed everything to the batsmen and in particular Kristian Williman who maintained his fine start to the season with a fluent 47 before being run out off a no ball. His opening partner McAvoy was also unfortunate to be dismissed in similar fashion following a direct hit from the boundary. If RHS thought it was going to be their lucky day then they hadn’t reckoned on the unpredictable Lewis Gooderham who flailed the bowlers to all parts of the ground in a whirlwind 37 ball 69. With such a formidable platform the lower order were permitted to enjoy the rest of the innings eventually closing on 229-9 off 30 overs.
The opening overs didn’t quite go according to plan as bowlers struggled to maintain their lines in blustery conditions and it was left to George Gough to make the crucial breakthroughs. With the danger man dismissed and the run rate climbing, RHS began to falter and despite some hefty blows late in the day, the result was never in doubt.
1st XI v Royal Hospital School
Framlingham 229-9 (30 overs) (Gooderham 69, Williman 47)
Won by 35 runs