Sunday, 20 June 2021

Visitors take honours

VISITORS WHITCHURCH ran out winners at GREYS GREEN on Saturday.

VISITORS WHITCHURCH ran out winners at GREYS GREEN on Saturday.

Being asked to bat first on a green wicket the hosts soon found themselves in trouble, with both openers gone before double figures on the scoreboard.

Skilleter and Rooke scored quickly but when Rooke was dismissed for 28 it was left to Skilleter to score the bulk of the runs, with useful contributions from Jenkins, Fairhead and Chesterton.

Skilleter was eventually yorked for 87, an innings which was notable for many boundaries from drives, cuts and hooks as the hosts ended on 175 all out.

Greys Green were lacking depth in their bowling, as in their batting, and although Rooke and Jenkins kept things in check, R Leach was looking ominously settled and when joined by Shanahan, their third-wicket partnership of 74 put Whitchurch in with a good chance of reaching their target.



Needing 100 from the last 15 overs Leach and Waqar accelerated strongly but despite both being dismissed by Skilleter, it was too little, too late as Whitchurch reached their total in the penultimate over for victory.

GREYS GREEN



M Cusden, c Shanahan, b Xavier

1

J Knight, c & b Riyas

1

M Skilleter, b Xavier

87

T Rooke, b Riyas

28

N Holroyd, c Steward, b Grogan

0

L Jenkins, b Grogan

13

P Hoggart, b Grogan

0

W Fairhead, b Turner

15

T Haynes, b Turner

6

M Chesterton, not out

3

S Hunt, b Xavier

0

Extras

22





TOTAL

175

Best bowling: Grogan 3-28, Xavier 3-29, Riyas 2-43.



WHITCHURCH



R Leach, lbw, b Rooke

71

J Steward, c Knight, b Jenkins

3

C Grogan, lbw, b Rooke

11

J Shanahan, c Hunt, b Skilleter

45

Waqar, hit wkt, b Skilleter

22

F Xavier, not out

10

C Neeson, not out

0

Extras

16





TOTAL (5 wkts)

178



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