By Chris Hill
Having put Westgate in to bat Silverdale had their hosts in trouble at 34 for 4 after 9 overs. A careless run out, 2 wickets for Johnny Mason (3 for 39) and 1 wicket for Phil Mason (2 for 39) were the contributory factors to this start. Stands of 55 between Sam Frith (29) and Chris Carter (30) and then 57 between Khan Puffett (38) and Anreas Arestidou (25) changed the game and allowed Andy Hill to declare the innings after 43 overs on 173 - 9.
The Silverdale reply was always struggling with Sam Conroy claiming 2 early wickets and Dylan Conroy returning figures of 7 - 5 - 2 - 3. With Zak Buchanan chipping in with 2 victims the score was 29 for 6 and an early finish was on the cards. Rob Letcher (25) and jack Dougan (16) then held up proceedings with only 1 wicket falling in the next 15 overs. It took some guile from Hill to induce mistakes from the remaining batsmen as he took the last 3 wickets (3 for 21) and victory was secured as Silverdale were all out for 74 in the 41st over.
MBS - Ced and Ros Dyson