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Flying Dutchman destroys pride of Great Britain

  Posted on: November 15th, 2009

LCFC Team 2009 (small)

Sunday 15th November, 2009 saw the Celebratory Match of the Lima Cricket & Football Club’s 150th year.  LCFC invited the British Ambassador’s XI to play a 35 over match.  This match like many other aspects within the club has a long history and tradition.  In recent times LCFC has not done enormously well in this and other competitions and are rather better known for hosting tournaments than playing in them.  This time it was slightly different.  LCFC put on 199 for the loss of just 4 wickets, with healthy contributions from Hans de Wit (56) and Rob Champion(51) and Ed Baxter (30).  Although the batting was not as fluent as it could have been, it was very effective in the face of loose bowling and wilting fields.Julian Walter with Ambassador (small)

In reply John Bell’s Ambassadors XI were effectively cut off in their prime, slumping to 27 for 4, with an explosive opening spell from that man Hans de Witt (4 – 15) again, removing the dangerous Ambassadors batsmen before they were allowed to settle.  Ambos eventually were bowled out for 97, losing by 102 runs, with only David Massiah (18) and Will Mckenzie (40*) contributing significantly.

The Ambassador, Catherine Nettleton, arriving late due to the match finishing early, presented the LCFC skipper Julian Walter with the trophy and Hans de Witt with the Man of the Match award.  A rematch is due in April after the Easter festival.

May the club prosper 150 years more!