Thursday, 17 June 2021

Thornton helps side retain cup

TURVILLE PARK retained the Richard Hunt Cup after running out winners at home to STONOR on Sunday.

TURVILLE PARK retained the Richard Hunt Cup after running out winners at home to STONOR on Sunday.

Having won the toss and electing to bowl first, Turville started strongly with the father and son combination of James and Ollie Thornton bowling accurately and economically to suppress Stonor’s scoring rate.

With J Thornton picking up the wicket of Stonor opener B Denton, courtesy of a relay catch between the keeper and slips, it fell to I Harris to anchor the innings with an unbeaten 77, guiding the visitors to 167 at tea.

Neil Runkell finished with figures of 2-23 runs from his eight overs.

In reply a fine knock of 98 not out by opener Ollie Thornton helped the hosts on their way to victory.

Having seen off the accurate bowling of Stonor’s S Harris, O Thornton accelerated the scoring with an array of shots all around the wicket to see Turville home with a few overs to spare.

STONOR

I Harris, not out 77

B Denton, c Hancock, b J Thornton 1

M Lovatt, c H Beardall, b N Runkell 32

R Denton, c O Thornton,

b N Runkell 22

J Powell, b O Thornton 11

S Harris, not out 13

Extras 11



TOTAL (4 wkts) 167

Best bowling: N Runkell 2-23.



TURVILLE PARK

S Halfhead, c I Harris, b S Harris 16

O Thornton, not out 98

T Buys, b S Harris 1

S Beardall, c M Lovatt, b Denton 33

J Hancock, not out 10

Extras 14



TOTAL (3 wkts) 172

Best bowling: S Harris 2-18.

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