PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES returned to winning ways with a 16-run victory against a strong TWIGWORTH
PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES returned to winning ways with a 16-run victory against a strong TWIGWORTH TRAVELLERS side on Sunday.
Will Legg (55) was in dominant form as he and fellow teenager Fergus Nutt blasted 80 off the opening 12 overs.
The departure of Legg allowed Nutt’s uncle Brett Everett to put on 40 until the more youthful member was caught on the long on boundary for 40. Everett proceeded to a well-made 38 before he was trapped lbw, and from a promising position of 147-3, the Kites fell away and were bowled out for 186.
Tight opening spells from captain Hamish Scott and U15 Will Atkinson were backed up by another outstanding spell from Chris Humphreys (2-24 off eight overs) and a frugal stint from Satheech Elaganathan. With the game in the balance, the introduction of further spin in the form of Josh Perkins and Max Baker-Smith (3-26) enabled the Kites to wrest control.
Aided by a fine display of wicketkeeping from novice Legg, who claimed two catches, a stumping and a smart run out, and a good display in the field from a side containing nine teenagers, Peppard Stoke Row were able to record an 18th win in 21 games as they restricted the visitors to 170-9 in their 40 overs.