Golding’s brilliant 96 helps Three Bridges to victory

Three Bridges's Connor Goulding finds the boundary.LA1500180-7 SUS-150823-113802008
Three Bridges's Connor Goulding finds the boundary.LA1500180-7 SUS-150823-113802008

Conor Golding smashed a superb 96 to set-up Three Bridges for a 23-run victory over Pagham.

Skipper Tom Blandford won the toss and batted on what looked like a slightly damp but flat wicket.

It was the decision to bring back Matt Blandford which won Bridges the game as he then ripped through the middle order.”

Tom Blandford

Golding looked determined to get back to his run scoring best, his shot selection was good early on as he looked to bat for a long time.

Sadly for Bridges wickets kept on falling at the other end and Bridges were struggling at 70-5.

Mike Rose and Conor settled in and built a partnership, Golding hitting a massive six off Pagham bowler Joe Metz.

The two then went through the gears, Rose especially finding the boundary off any loose balls and the innings gained momentum.

The clip through mid-wicket was played at will and Bridges moved into the points.

Rose fell short of a well deserved first team 50 at 48 ending the partnership at 150-6.

Sadly Golding was run out for a special 96 and Bridges batted out the overs for 216.

Bridges knew the wicket was flattening out and had to start well.

Bridges were on top and the slip cordon got their shuttles in at a good intensity.

However Chris Barrett and Joe Turner built a good partnership and dragged Pagham back into the game.

They both made 40s as Golding and Brown couldn’t find the break through.

The batsmen looked to be taking the game away from Bridges as they started to find the boundary almost every over, but Rose once again came to the rescue. He bowled Turner and then got a grip on the middle order.

But it was the decision to bring back Matt Blandford which won Bridges the game as he then ripped through the middle order.

He bowled full and fast and hit the stumps at regular intervals.

Bridges took the game by the scruff of the neck and were ruthless. Matt Blandford took two wickets in an over in his 5-33.

Rose finished off the innings with two in two balls in an exciting spell for the young Bridges side.

Pagham went from 105-3 to 143 all out.

Bridges took 30 points and stay fourth with two games to go.

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