PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES included four juniors in their line-up for their home game versus BRAYWOOD
PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES included four juniors in their line-up for their home game versus BRAYWOOD last Sunday.
The visitors were invited to bat on a good track and posted 233 off their allocated 40 overs. Andy Watts, the Kites’ skipper and wicket-keeper for the day, pouched a one-handed reaction catch to break the Braywood opening partnership; Vijayan and McDermott then put together a run-a-ball 126-run stand.
Each of the Kites’ four juniors bowled tight spells, with Peter Evans’ well-flighted leg-breaks and Daniel Watts’ three wicket haul being the highlights.
Veteran left arm spinner Olly Nicholson cleaned-bowled the well-set McDermott and then Lee Craig with consecutive deliveries, before eventually taking 4-12, aided by another reaction catch by Andy Watts behind the stumps.
The Kites’ fielding was also of a high standard on the fast Peppard Common outfield and helped ensure that Braywood’s total, although competitive, remained within reach.
The Kites’ reply initially stalled in the first over as Braywood’s skipper Jathavedan deceived Max Baker-Smith’s prod to bowl him off an inside edge.
Don Townsin then joined Will Legg and the pair posted a 163-run partnership before both batsmen retired not out.
It was then once again the juniors’ turn to take centre stage as Nick Evans, Joseph Weakley, Peter Evans and 11-year-old Daniel Watts with 23 not out all playing their part in chasing down the total with one over to spare and six wickets in hand.