PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES continued their fine start to the Sunday season with a dominant performance
PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES continued their fine start to the Sunday season with a dominant performance at EVERSLEY.
Will Legg showed his class with a half century at the top of the order until he was bowled by Rob Saunders for 50, with the Lancastrian then also removing Fergus Nutt and Alfie Burnett.
U15 Nick Evans looked in fine touch before he was bowled by Jon Last, but the more experienced Andy Watts and Phil Duncan took the score to 121 until the latter hit a full toss to cover.
Watts struck one mighty blow over deep mid wicket en route to an unbeaten 69, and despite captain Richard Ashton falling cheaply to Hampshire U12 wicketkeeper Mark Dickin, Peppard Stoke Row closed on 194-7 from 41 overs.
The Eversley reply never got going after Satheech Elaganathan (3-14) â€“ aided by a fabulous diving catch by Nutt at cover â€“ and Ken Sullivan proved miserly in their opening eight-over spells.
Gary Legg (2-19) continued to turn the screw while U13 Daniel Watts also bowled a tidy spell and when Evans had Alex Dobbin caught by Duncan, the hosts had collapsed to 51-7.
Peppard Stoke Row rotated their attack as 10 players bowled while Dickin and Robin Brooks batted well during the latter part of the hosts’ innings to take their side to 95-7 at the close.