2nd xi vs Welshpool

welshpoolccThe 2nd xi entertained Welshpool in a 1st vs 2nd crunch clash at the BCG.

 

Without skipper Stuart Simpson, Paul Bolland lost the toss and was duly inserted in a 45-overs per side match.

 

The 2nd xi lost 2 quick wickets before James Plant (22) and Matt Jones Jnr (61) steadied the ship. After Jones Jnr was out to Robert Anderson (4-35), it was left to Andrew Gittins (51*) to lead the 2nd xi to a competitive 193 for 6 from their 45 overs.

 

It was a case of deja-vu in the Welshpool reply as 2 early wickets fell before Robert Anderson (21) and Adam Knight (32) came together. However, they were both out to stand-in-skipper Bolland in his spell of 4-14 from 9 tight overs as the 2nd xi pushed towards a victory that would have gone a long way to winning the Shropshire Cricket League Reserve Division 1. However, despite Andrew Oliver’s 2-33, Welshpool held on for a draw totalling 109-8 from their 45 overs.

 

The 10-0 winning draw meant the 2nd xi now have a 37 point advantage over their nearest rivals at the top of the table with 5 matches to go in the season. The 2nd xi head to Willey next weekend looking to carry on the good form.

 

Scorecard – 2nd xi vs Welshpool 16-08-2014

 

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