Hundhill Hall CC

Hundhill Hall CC

10 well deserved points on the opening day

by Chris Walton

Match-day additions to the side helped secure 10 points to make the second team de facto top of the league on the opening day.

With players Reece Johnson and Peter Ferguson both drafted in on the match-day, they proved to provide the cutting edge for victory.

Hundhill were put in to bat first, with the innings beginning with an incredibly shaky start, losing both openers within the first 3 overs.

However, Reece Johnson and John Pinder both successfully steadied the ship, with Reece making an impressive 20 before he was run out.

With Ryan Langley and Craig Murphy both dismissed LBW, a true captain’s innings and an outstanding partnership between John and Steve, taking the team from 77 to 202, with the job more-or less done when John chipped the ball back to the bowler.

Rothwell, chasing a respectable216, got off to a decent start, with dropped catches preventing a desired early breakthrough, with Peter Ferguson finally breaking the opening partnership 13 overs in.

Hundhill were again made to wait for another wicket, with Steve Simpson dismissing Tony Gardner 6 short of his 50.

With momentum gained, the wickets continued to fall, with Reece Johnson combining well with Chris Walton to create a run out after a dropped catch. Steve Simpson earning two wickets at the other end in the meantime.

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Rothwell had some hope in their captain, until two wickets in three balls from Reece Johnson, including two cool catches from Steve and Peter (making up for earlier drops), left him 3 short of 50 and Rothwell, 57 short of their target with just two wickets remaining.

And in the next over, it was Hundhill’s wicket keeper’s turn to make amends for an earlier drop, taking a catch from the bowling of Peter.

Within the next over, the game was over, with Reece Johnson’s bowling guaranteeing Hundhill 10 points from their first game.

Well done lads :)

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Rothwell CC won the toss and decided to bowl.

Hundhill Hall CC Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Dave Bunney ct. T. Gardner, b. M. Symmons 0 0 0 0
Paul Wilkinson b. J. Scargill 0 0 0 0
Reece Johnson Run Out 20 0 5 0
John Pinder ct. M. Symmons, b. M. Symmons 83 0 11 1
Ryan Langley lb. M. Symmons 9 0 2 0
Craig Murphy lb. H. Madden 17 0 4 0
Steve Simpson Not Out 71 0 5 4
Peter Ferguson Not Out 5 0 0 0
Rob Purkis 0 0 0 0
Chris Walton 0 0 0 0
Extras 6b, 2lb, 3nb 11
Total for 6 wickets 46 overs 216

Rothwell CC Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Mark Symmons 13 6 45 3 3.5 3nb
James Scargill 14 2 54 1 3.9
Howard Madden 7 1 38 1 5.4
James Pennington 6 0 30 0 5.0
Joseph Sapcote 6 0 41 0 6.8

Rothwell CC Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Tony Gardner b. S. Simpson 44 0 5 0
Matthew Fox b. P. Ferguson 9 0 1 0
Stuart Mattock ct. . , b. S. Simpson 20 0 4 0
Joseph Sapcote ro. R. Johnson 0 0 0 0
James Pennington ct. R. Johnson, b. R. Johnson 47 0 5 3
Mark Symmons b. S. Simpson 11 0 0 1
Howard Madden b. P. Ferguson 14 0 1 0
Tony Parkin ct. S. Simpson, b. R. Johnson 0 0 0 0
James Scargill lb. R. Johnson 12 0 2 0
Tim Jeffery ct. C. Walton, b. P. Ferguson 1 0 0 0
Jack Andrews Not Out 2 0 0 0
Extras 4w, 6b, 5lb, 1nb 16
Total for 10 wickets 42 overs 175

Hundhill Hall CC Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Peter Ferguson 11 0 42 3 3.8 2w
Craig Murphy 7 1 21 0 3.0 1nb, 1w
Rob Purkis 10 2 33 0 3.3
Steve Simpson 11 1 44 3 4.0
Reece Johnson 3 0 24 3 8.0 1w

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