TEENAGERS Max Baker-Smith and Fergus Nutt starred with bat and ball as PEPPARD STOKE ROW
TEENAGERS Max Baker-Smith and Fergus Nutt starred with bat and ball as PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES recorded a 14th win in 16 games with a 46-run success at home to READING UNIVERSITY STAFF on Sunday.
Peppard Stoke Row Kites lost a couple of early wickets before Brett Everett (34) again showcased his class, aided by a gritty 46 from another U19, Jake Leach.
Nutt — who passed 1,000 runs for the season when he reached eight — and Baker-Smith, batting at five and six, both showcased an array of shots before retiring on 50.
After Nutt displayed his batting talents, Peppard Stoke Row Kites’ captain Gary Legg asked the youngster to aid the opposition as a sub fielder, and he ironically went on to dismiss the skipper’s son Will with a catch at cover.
Peppard Stoke Row Kites regrouped and an entertaining cameo by U15 Josh Smith helped them post a competitive 227-6 off 35 overs.
Reading University Staff rode their luck in the face of some extremely quick bowling from Will Legg at the start of their reply. The 18-year-old trapped Ali Shia lbw for 37, and when Leach produced a direct hit to account for Yasif, the away side were 74-2.
Captain Andy Eagle (36) and Ali Zia (62) took their side into a good position, but the introduction of Baker-Smith (3-20) â€“ spinning the ball sharply â€“ and medium pacer Nutt (3-12) saw them collapse from 136-2 to 181 all out as Peppard Stoke Row Kites maintained their solid record.