Lidlington stumble to first league defeat

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Lidlington suffered their first defeat of the season against Soulbury in Morrants Four Counties Division Five.

Lidlington were put into bat and struggled to 77-9 with only Hamayun Shahid (33) and Stuart Anthony (16) getting into double figures. A last wicket stand of 38 between Scott Moran (35) and Macauley Denton (3 not out) helped Lidlington to 115 with bowlers Fenton Price taking 3-11 and Nick Mead 4-32.

In reply Soulbury opener James Carter (51) and David Tooth (28) soon chased the runs down and, despite a lively spell from David Whitfield with 3-37, Lidlington lost by seven wickets.