Friday, 18 June 2021

Free-scoring brothers leave visitors reeling

TURVILLE PARK made the most of some wayward bowling from the visiting WYLDE OATS side to smash 323 runs off

TURVILLE PARK made the most of some wayward bowling from the visiting WYLDE OATS side to smash 323 runs off just 32 overs on Saturday.

The 150-run partnership between brothers Sam and Charlie Beardall set the tone for a rather one-sided fixture that saw the visitors bowled out in just 16 overs after tea.

Hugh de Zulueta made the early breakthroughs whilst debutant Fred Lyons’ accurate line and length proved too much for a Wylde Oats side always behind the game.

Neil Runkel and Richard Beardall picked up a wicket each to wrap up the tail and ensure a Turville victory.



Having won the toss and elected to bat on Sunday, TURVILLE PARK’S top order set a solid foundation with a composed 42 by Ollie Thornton anchoring the innings against the accurate bowling of IBSTONE’S M Lambourne and T Hester.

Following Thornton’s departure, Turville struggled to accelerate the run rate and ended 30 runs short of a good score, largely due to the tight and consistent bowling of the visiting Ibstone team.

In reply Ibstone batted well and it took the spin of Neil Runkell, supported by some good catching, to end the innings of S Copeman and N Hester who had put Ibstone in control of the run chase.

With the match finely poised, and with wickets falling to Jon Hancock at the other end, it fell to M Barrow to see Ibstone home with just four balls remaining.



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