Monday, 21 June 2021

Big-hitting Perry wins it for hosts

WITH several players arriving at the ground late due to traffic, GREYS GREEN started their match at BBCCAVERSHAM on Saturday

WITH several players arriving at the ground late due to traffic, GREYS GREEN started their match at BBCCAVERSHAM on Saturday with just seven players where, losing the toss, they were put into field first.

Greys Green’s two opening bowlers made life difficult for the home side and wickets fell at regular intervals. Rooke took 3-50 whilst Shafqat eventually finished with 6-45. Greys Green’s captain Skilleter broke his collarbone when taking a diving catch as the hosts were dismissed for 112.

In reply two Greys Green wickets fell early. However, a difficult total to defend soon became impossible when Holroyd took the attack to the home bowlers, scoring many boundaries along the way to 82 not out as the visitors eased to victory on 116-2.

GREYS GREEN’S S Perry hit an undefeated century to help his side defeat visitors HIGHMOOR on Sunday.

Highmoor, batting first, saw their openers go for their shots from the outset and, although Ahmed bowled Shamil (22), Rizony (43) continued to blast away. Once he was caught and bowled by Shafqat for 43, with the score at 68-2, the game settled down with the Greys Green bowlers gradually re-asserting some control. Highmoor closed their inning on 153-9 with B Ahmed taking 5-37.

The wicket had dried throughout the afternoon and stroke-play had become less easy and, with the Highmoor bowlers extracting movement, Greys lost two early wickets to D Stephens and, at the start of the final 20 overs, Greys were going nowhere on 39-2.

Then Perry (102 not out) decided to attack and hit boundary after boundary. Although Shafqat was run out, Rooke arrived at the wicket and, though he scored a few boundaries of his own in his 30 not out, it was Perry who continued to take the game away from Highmoor as he hit his maiden century to win the match.

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