Thursday, 17 June 2021

Legg and Lee lead the way for Peppard Stoke Row

GARY Legg rolled back the years with a half century as PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES

GARY Legg rolled back the years with a half century as PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES won by 96 runs at BRAYWOOD on Sunday.

Legg, in a side which contained seven U19s, showed experience and class remains a potent combination as he put on 86 runs.

Opening the batting with Fergus Nutt (52), the pair put on 89 until the latter was bowled by Rob McDermott. Captain Jake Leach kept the momentum going as Legg moved through the gears, hitting 11 fours and two sixes.

Leach and Legg departed in rapid order as Josh Grace bowled the duo, but that merely heralded the arrival of Will Legg (54 not out including two fours and five sixes) and Max Baker-Smith (50 not out including three fours and three sixes) who pushed the score on to 276-3 off 40 overs.

Baker-Smith ended the season with a staggering 785 runs at an average of 112.14.

The Braywood reply began badly as David Williams took a diving catch to account for Ellis Craig off the bowling of Rob Dyer, although Mohammed Waseem and Asam Raza redressed the balance with a second-wicket stand of 73.

Young leg spinner Josh Perkins (2-38) cleaned up Raza to make it 81-2, and with Olly Nicholson (2-15), Rich Ashton (2-33), Chris Humphreys (1-28), Will Legg (1-11) and Baker-Smith (1-2) bowling well, Braywood were eventually dismissed for 180.

A fine innings from U15 George Lee paved the way for PEPPARD STOKE ROW MAHARAJAS to record a seventh victory of the season with a thrilling three-wicket win at home to the touring WEEKENDERS on Sunday.

Matt Kimber (3-24) and regular wicket-keeper Mark Lambert – who took 2-2 on his first ever bowl for the club – were the pick of the attack as the visitors made 206-7.

In reply, Lee (74) batted superbly at the top of the order before Ross Carter (24 not out) and U15 Tom Southgate (13 not out) held their nerve to seal victory with just three balls remaining.

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