NITIN Shetty scored a dogged half-century as Birdlip & Brimpsfield (BBCC) recorded a well-earned victory at Lechlade on Saturday.

After an impressive home victory in the first round of games, BBCC won the toss and elected to bat on a good cricketing wicket.

Lechlade struggled early in their innings mainly due to the well-disciplined spells of the BBCC opening attack George James and Daniel Knock.

Both openers removed two batsmen early on, leaving the hosts in real trouble with not many runs on the board.

However, Freddie Merrett (49 not out) and Nigel Vas (76) rebuilt the Lechlade innings with an important partnership.

Vas’ innings included nine fours and two sixes with runs coming all around the ground.

However, despite the efforts of Merrett and Vas Lechlade could only post a modest total of 190 from their 45 overs.

The BBCC reply started strongly with Shetty (78 not out) looking assured alongside his opening partner Sathya Prakash (14) However, Prakash departed when he was bowled by Natividade Fernandes and BBCC’s number three Trevor Holder followed soon after.

Although six BBCC players reached double figures Shetty was the only player to score over 20 and his wicket was key to the match.

The Lechlade bowling took six wickets but Shetty was guided BBCC home with seven overs left.

Photographer Simon Pizzey was there to capture the action