No pain no gain for Thomp­son brothers

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But if Had­den­ham smelt blood, it did not last long as they rapidly fell from 42-3 to 47-8, with Jack’s younger brother, Lewis Thomp­son, do­ing the dam­age, his spin earn­ing him fig­ures of 5-19.

At the other end, Chris Mor­ris took 3-5 and Had­den­ham were all out for 56. The Hill reached their tar­get in just 10 overs, Ol­lie Runswick hit­ting six bound­aries be­fore be­ing one of just two wick­ets lost.

The sec­ond player to be carted off for treat­ment was the third XI’s De­nis McCarthy, who missed an ex­cit­ing fi­nale in a cup game against Holmer Green 2nds af­ter tak­ing a blow to the head while field­ing.

An­drew Pace top-scored with an un­beaten 64 as the Hill reached 180 all out in the 40th and fi­nal over, with Holmer’s Steve Adams – dropped from the first team – tak­ing 5-33.

In re­ply, led by Martin Watt’s 60, Holmer needed eight to win off the last over, but Jamie Matyeus-Flynn took a hat-trick to claim the last three wick­ets, bowl­ing them out for 173.

The 2nds made it a clean sweep by beat­ing Lacey Green by 59 runs, hav­ing racked up 244-6 thanks mainly to a sec­ond wicket part­ner­ship of 129 be­tween Jon Lown (87) and Az Kashoor (58). Doug Petrie then took 5-17 and Mike Mor­ris 3-37 as Lacey were bowled out for 185.

Lewis Thomp­son

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