Two Andys star in comfortable Westgate victory over Sedgwick
Not quite the Two Ronnies...
Westgate got back to winning ways in style today, beating Sedgwick by a comfortable 100-run margin at Cross Hill Park.
Andy Hill's side came into today's game off the back of two defeats in the last week, and the captain elected to bat in a game that was reduced to 42 overs a side due to rain.
Westgate had a poor start to their innings with Craig Buchanan (1) and Sam Frith (0) being dismissed by Sedgwick's Jonny Matthews (4-29) to take the score to 1-2 from five overs. Andreas Arestidou (4) was then dismissed by J.Matthews four overs later to take the score to 17-3, but Garry Tattersall (28) remained defiant. Tattersall and captain Andy Hill (59*) put on a partnership of 27 to steady the ship until the former was dismissed just before drinks.
Khan Puffett (29) came in and played a crafty innings, with his runs coming from just 39 balls - adding 39 runs with Hill in the process. The sixth wicket partnership was the defining partnership - putting the home side in a comfortable position at the end of their innings. Andy Hill and Billy Swarbrick (25*) put on 75 runs, with some very good running between the stumps and some fine shots from both players. Their partnership frustrated the Sedgwick fielders, and the reigning champions finished their innings 158-5 from their 42 overs.
Sedgwick's innings started even worse than Westgate's, and the side were reduced to 13-5 after just seven overs. Zak Buchanan (3-15) and Garry Tattersall (2-20) claimed the first five victims, with Buchanan having two players caught on his way to taking his wickets tally to 19 for the season. The away side did show some resistance for the sixth wicket, with Richard Hanson (22) and Chris Norman (10) putting on 26 runs. Hanson impressed particularly with some big shots, including the only six of the game before being bowled by Andy Nisbet (5-14). Nisbet claimed three further victims, having dismissed Norman shortly before Hanson, to claim his second five-wicket haul of the season and secure the fifteen points for Westgate.
Up next for Westgate is Heysham away from home in the Division 1 T20 Cup on Wednesday, before they face Bolton Le Sands away from home on the Saturday in the league.