Free-scoring Nutt helps side maintain unbeaten record
GARY Legg produced a good spell of left arm spin bowling to help PEPPARD STOKE ROW
GARY Legg produced a good spell of left arm spin bowling to help PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES extend their perfect start to the season to six matches with a 33-run victory against HURST.
The Kites batted first and Will Legg looked in tremendous touch, hitting a six over long on, before he spooned a catch to extra cover.
After Danny May fell cheaply, U19 duo Fergus Nutt and Jake Leach put on 75 with the former proving savage against the left arm spin of Lewis Smith.
After the bowler cleaned up Leach, Nutt gave away a second century of the weekend by hitting one to long on. Richard Ashton marshalled the middle order before the Kites were dismissed for 178.
In reply Alex Kaiser and Roy Head eased their way to 37 before the latter played on to Nutt. The introduction of the slower Ken Sullivan and Satheech Elaganathan reduced the run rate, and Sam Hawkes was caught by wicket keeper Dan Bacon off the latter to add pressure to the Hurst chase. Will Legg accounted for Connor White, the Kites player picking up one-handed and hitting the stumps from short fine leg. Elaganathan then bowled Jake White to make it 65-4, but Kayser and Smith built a partnership which threatened to take the game away from the Kites.The introduction of Legg senior removed both of them and he also trapped Nick Reynolds lbw in a seven-over spell of 3-15. May held his nerve at the death, claiming figures of 2-1 in 2.2 overs as Hurst were bowled out for 145.