Friday, 25 June 2021

Kites ease to victory

A YOUTHFUL PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES side featuring eight U18s continued their impressive campaign with a

A YOUTHFUL PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES side featuring eight U18s continued their impressive campaign with a seven-wicket drubbing of HURLEY on Sunday.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat but were in immediate trouble as the pacy David Williams induced an edge from Dave Walton which was well caught at first slip by captain Richard Ashton.

Ross Brown looked in good form as he started brightly, only to have his innings cut short by a fine catch by Paddy Hennessy at gully, the fielder flying mid-air to snatch the ball.

Williams’ pace proved too much for Scott Taylor, and the introduction of left arm spinner Chris Humphreys saw the middle order quickly removed, Hurley collapsing to 86-6 as the 17-year-old took 3-7 in six fine overs.

Young leg spinner Josh Perkins got in on the act with two wickets before debutant Markland Tidswell accounted for Henry Graham.



Steve Taylor led a lone rearguard for Hurley, but he eventually fell for 33, clean bowled by Gary Legg as Hurley were skittled out for 121.

Legg smashed a rapid 26 from just 14 balls in reply, eventually chopping on to Asif Junaid.

Legg’s son Will, aided by a spritely innings from Fergus Nutt, took the Kites to the brink of winning before Jake Leach finished the job in just 14.5 overs.

HURLEY

R Brown, c Hennessy, b W Legg

14

D Walton, c Ashton, b Williams

0

Sc Taylor, b Williams

14

Y Gul, c Ashton, b Humphreys

8

St Taylor, b G Legg

33

M Walton, lbw, b Humphreys

2

A Junaid, b Humphreys

10

J Graham, b Perkins

2

F Ahmed, b Perkins

0

H Graham, c Williams, b Tidswell

15

A Norris, not out

1

Extras

22



TOTAL

121

PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES

W Legg, not out

54

G Legg, b Junaid

26

F Nutt, st M Walton, b Ahmed

16

M Tidswell, b Ahmed

0

J Leach, not out

20

Extras

8



TOTAL (3 wkts)

124



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