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1st XI survive early batting collapse to pick up 12 points at SBCI

1st XI survive early batting collapse to pick up 12 points at SBCI

By Luka Brooksby
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Illingworth (148 for 8) beat SBCI (144 all out) by two wickets


Report by P.A. Smith

Premier League leaders Illingworth had a fright at relegation haunted SBCI before scraping through by two wickets to maintain their sixteen point lead. The visitors had the men at the Astleys in trouble at 2-2 but a century partnership between Lewis Firth 63 and Adam Fawcett 30 brought the home men back in the picture before slow man Matthew Watson 5-41 and Luke Brooksby 5-43 caused them to lose their last eight wickets for just 42 runs as they posted a less than par score at 144.

The visitors got off to the worst possible start and at 6-4 SBCI fancied their chances of a big upset. Hamza Mehmood led a recovery with 47 and Veryan Brooksby (49) looked to be taking the game the visitors way but, when Brooksby departed at 107-7, the pendulum swung again towards the home side. Fortunately for the visitors, the Illingworth tail was up to the task with eight overs to spare.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Aug 2019

Kickoff

13:30

Meet time

12:00

Instructions

Scorer: R Lawton

Competition

Premier Division First XI