2nd XI continue winning ways.

11th June 2011

East Tytherley II 122 all out Steeple Langford II 124 for 7 East Tythlerley won the toss and elected to bat on a dry pitch and they were soon in trouble with a very good opening bowling spell by Mark Thompson(2-23) and Darren Harvey(2-31) restricting Tytherley to 23 for 3 from the first 10 overs. J.Snell (38) and P.Matthews (22) scored a very good 46 for the next wicket, taking the score to 69 when Snell fell, bowled by Nick Partridge (4-21) and with Adam Dhanji (1-14) picking up S.Lind (24) wicket Tytherley were on the edge on 73 for 5. In came J.Lovell who hit 23 not out and pushed the score to 120. Nick Partridge came back into the attack but this time as a spinner and Trevor Thompson had him stumped the last 4 wickets fell for 2 runs and the innings was over with the score on 122 for 9 all out as East Tytherley had 10 players. After tea the record breaking openers, Clive Perry and Dan Bennett, but a repeat performance was not on the cards, Perry going for 20 and Bennett out quickly being caught in the slips of R.Barlow (3-27). Perry soon followed and Harvey was riding his luck being dropped four times in his innings of 32. Two quick wickets of Andy Foyle and Sam Perry left Langford in trouble at 53-4. Cameos from Mark Thompson 12, Tom Dhanji 10 and Nick Partridge 21 not out took Langford to 120 for 6 and with Harvey retiring hurt, Trevor Thompson came in and tucked away the his first ball of his pads for the winning 4. Skipper Merrick took 2 -37 in a good spell.