Sandridge lose second straight

SANDRIDGE succumbed to a second consecutive defeat, this time against Old Cholmeleians on Saturday.

Despite playing decent cricket on the day they fell an agonising six runs short of Old Cholmeleians 170 run target.

The day started well with Rick Panting (1-32) and John Murphy having the opposition three down for just 20 runs inside 10 overs.

A recovery took Cholmeleians pass the 100-run mark but an excellent spell from Lawrence White (2-30) gave the advantage back to Sandridge.

Murphy returned to finish off the tail to claim 5-36. In between Ferguson and skipper Peters put in tidy spells.

Chasing a below-par score for the Spencer Meadows wicket, LBW decisions saw Paul Rothery and Lennie Peters (41) back in the clubhouse, leaving Andy Norman (27) and Peter Camm (34) to set about the recovering the innings.

Wickets fell regularly but with a healthy run-rate there was no need to panic.

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But when Debutant Mark Harris (18) dragged the ball onto his stumps with 20 runs required, it started a late order collapse.

Murphy, Camm and White all came and when without adding any runs with the score 164, leaving Sandridge to deal with an unlikely loss.

Final score: Old Cholmeleians (170) beat Sandridge (164) by six runs.