Cleeve spinners clear up the tail
PUBLISHED: 12:11 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:11 16 August 2017
The spin trio of bowlers for Cleeve came up trumps again as they cleared up the St Mary Redcliffe innings to record victory.
St Mary Redcliffe 106
St Mary Redcliffe won the toss and elected to field, looking to make use of a used pitch and some assistance from the pitch.
The decision looked good as the wickets tumbled with just opener Jack Clemmence with a steady 24 and Mitch Want hitting 33 in quick time, including six fours, making sensible early scores, scraping to 138-9.
Archie Ferris joined Dan Jones as the final pair added another 23 valuable runs with 17 not out and 41 respectively to post 161 all out in the 44th over.
A hearty Cleeve tea fired up the Cleeve players looking to bounce back from last week’s disappointing display against league strugglers Long Ashton.
Skipper Glenn Lewin took the responsibility of the new ball, bowling well in tandem with all-rounder Want, with Lewin the pick taking 3-33 and Want 2-25.
Not for the first time this season, the spin trio of James Cole (2-13), Sam Williams (2-19) and guyNilhil Bhajipale (1-12) cleared up the tail, skittling the opposition out in the 33rd over to secure a much-needed win.
Cleeve 2nd XI 151
Hanham won the toss and asked Cleeve to bat first and right from the off, the ball flew off a length with veteran openers Mark Jones and Stuart Williams battled hard.
With both openers back in the hutch in the 11th over, an unlucky run out for keeper Ben Hiles for 11 left youngster Will Mann (28) and Chris Dowle (47) to help build a score, but both were caught.
Fin Lawrence scored a quick 10 before the last four batsmen departed for no score, leaving skipper Kelston Crewe stranded on 14 not out at the end of the 44th over.
After the break, Under-15 player and opening bowler Louis Ferris bowled very well with a full nine overs for 22 runs and was unlucky to end wicketless.
Crew took the new ball at the other end with his slow off-spin, picking up a wicket in his nine overs for just 22.
Dowle bowled with some fire but was also wicketless, breaking down in his sixth over with a leg injury, leaving the side a fielder short. Williams picked up a wicket in his five overs for 25, but young leg-spinner Lawrence picked up 2-22 off four overs, which gave Cleeve a sniff, but Hanham eventually rode out winners by six wickets.
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