Cider watch: ‘Lashings’ of runs and wickets for all-rounder Compo in all-star charity game

Compo relaxCider Watch: Carson and Mangotsfield CC v Lashings World XI at Mangotsfield, Bristol, July 3, 2014

Lashings World XI 281-4 (Wells 97 not out, Compton 63, Shah 50, Gibbs 30) beat Carson and Mangotsfield CC (Trotman 54, Compton 3-33, Bicknell 2-5, Schofield 2-39) by 103 runs

Nick Compton starred with both bat and ball on Thursday in an all-star charity match to raise funds for Mangotsfield community football club.

Making his debut for Lashings World XI against Carson and Mangotsfield CC, Nick opened the batting and set the tone for the innings with a quick-fire 63 off 47 balls, including eight fours and two sixes.

Compo shared partnerships of 58 with former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who made 30, and 60 with former Sussex and England batsman Alan Wells, who top scored with an unbeaten 97. With Owais Shah also reaching his half-century, Lashings finished their 30 overs on an imposing 281-4.

Carson and Mangotsfield CC got off to a bad start in their response, losing two wickets in the first two balls of their innings to former Surrey and England fast bowler Martin Bicknell (the first to a catch by Compton).

The home side started to rebuild, thanks to 54 from Trotman and some useful scores in the 20s from Coombes, Carter and Wakefield. But wickets fell regularly as they tried to keep up with the run rate.

After his feats with the bat, Compo wasn’t finished yet and showed what he can do with his right-arm off-breaks! He picked up the last three Carson and Mangotsfield wickets for 33 runs in 3.4 overs, and finished the leading wicket taker in the match.

Perhaps Tres now has another bowling option he can turn to break any stubborn last-wicket partnerships in future?

Carson and Mangotsfield were all out for 178, a good effort against such an experienced attack. Lashings emerged the victors by 103 runs.

Compo TwitterLashings describe themselves as the Harlem Globetrotters of cricket, they feature mainly retired big-name players and travel the country playing high-profile fund-raising matches against club sides.

Other stars playing in Thursday’s game included Lashings captain and former England spinner John Emburey, Corey Collymore of the West Indies and Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq.

After the game, Compo tweeted a photograph of himself in the Lashings kit with Herschelle Gibbs and said: “Enjoyed making my debut for the @LashingsWorldXI and playing with this ledge @hershybru @Saqlain_Mushtaq”

Scorecard: http://www.lashingsallstars.co.uk/

For more pictures of the day go to the Lashings Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.299936033518509&type=3&l=88540b485c