BP seconds enjoyed a comprehensive win at Carlton Towers managing to avoid the storm clouds and pick up 30 points.
Put in to bat on a useful looking wicket openers Hodge and Rossington made steady progress adding 46 before Hodge fell trying to force the pace. When John Rossington fell in similar fashion Percy were in need of stability. However Noble, Hepworth and Booth were unable to provide it all falling when trying to increase the run rate.After 20 overs Percy were 59 and added only a further 64 up to the 35th over after skipper Furze managed to inject some urgency firing a quickish 26. However it was left to youngster Andy Ferguson in partnership with veteran Martin Pears to added 71 runs in only nine overs before Pears perished. Andy Brewster and Ferguson saw the overs out and Percy finished with a very respectable 195 for 8, Ferguson finishing on 43 n.o.
When Carlton batted there was no holding the Percy opening attack as Pears and Rossington junior tore into the Carlton batsman taking wickets at regular intervals. Tom Rossington rested after his 7 over stint with 3 for 17 to his name. There was no getting the ball off Martin Pears however and he continued to take 6 for 17 off 10 overs with Andy Brewster picking up the last wicket and having 1 for five off three overs. Cartlon shot out for 42 and a win for Percy by 153 runs.
A good effort by all with a number of pleasing contributions not least from the fielders including Peter Atkinson who took two excellent catches.
A good start that needs to be maintained.
The club will be holding the annual Cricket Festival Weekend this year on the 8th, 9th and 10th July. Make a note in your diary (sorry iPot or whatever) Further details to follow.
On Friday 15th April immediately after the first junior practice session parents of our junior players are invited to a meeting in the club house at 8.00pm to listen to the junior section leaders outline the aims and ideals for the junior section this summer. Please come down even if your children cannot make the first practice session and have a drink whilst we outline some of the exciting developments going on at the club this year.
Get your paint brushes out ready for a spring clean down at the club house. The winter has not been kind to the club house and some work is needed to tidy it up. We plan to have a couple of sessions paining next Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th April. Please help if you can from about 11.00am each day just for a few hours. Bring a paint brush and possibly a set of step ladders, there will be plenty of paint available. A couple of good days will sort out the club good and proper.
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