ANOTHER century from Will Legg and a fine spell with the ball from fellow 17-year-old
ANOTHER century from Will Legg and a fine spell with the ball from fellow 17-year-old Hamish Scott paved the way for PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES to record a 60-run win at HAWRIDGE AND CHOLESBURY on Sunday.
The visitors lost Chris Proudfoot early on but Neeraj Sharma and Andy Watts shared a 62-run stand until the former holed out for 38.
That set the scene for Legg’s arrival and the talented teenager showcased his class by hitting his first two balls for four.
Watts continued to agriculturally accumulate through the leg side until his innings was ended on 38, caught attempting to play through backward point to leave the Kites 136-3.
Legg (105 not out) remained unbowed as he brought up his fourth century of a memorable campaign as the Kites closed on 221-8 in their 40 overs.
Scott made an early break-through when having Rob Lincoln caught by a sprawling Legg at extra cover, and Mick Chard (1-7 off six overs) then accounted for James Cath to leave the hosts reeling.
Another of the Kites’ young talents, 12-year-old Zac Preston, claimed his first senior wicket when captain Richard Ashton snaffled a blinder at cover, and when the same fielder repeated the trick to remove Steve White, Hawridge were 118-4.
Olly Nicholson took a one-handed caught and bowled to end Alex Neal’s (76) dangerous innings before the returning Scott (4-23) cleaned out the tail as the hosts were dismissed for 161.