Saturday, 19 June 2021

Peppard rise to the challenge

IN view of the deluge which fell for PEPPARD’S visit to WOODLEY, the two delays in play

IN view of the deluge which fell for PEPPARD’S visit to WOODLEY, the two delays in play totalling 42 minutes were minimal and judicious use by the umpires of the tea break, enabled a 38-overs a side game on Saturday.

Peppard asked Woodley to bat and the home openers compiled a steady 51 runs off 13 overs until keeper Santosh was caught by his counterpart, Gerry Bacon for 29.

Jawwad Raja needed three starts before scoring 59, being third out at 130. The later Woodley batsmen found conditions difficult, apart from a brief flourish by Mark Barney.

The Peppard bowlers, with significant contributions from Roy Hayden, Ian Jackson and, particularly, Ashley Hayden’s three wickets for four runs, restricted Woodley to a still-challenging 159.

Run machine Andy Watts and Mick Chard Jnr set 96 for the opening stand in only 32 overs. Chard remained undefeated on 61, including a very rare 7, as he shepherded Peppard to a worthy seven-wicket victory.

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