Junior Martlets 222 for 9 (40 overs) Toby Pullan 109, Alex Cooke 40, George Axton 25
Brighton and Hove CC 218 for 7 Will Collard 2 for 37 George Axton 5 for 46
Junior Martlets Won by 4 runs
Toby Pullan won the toss and elected to bat. An initial wobble left the Martlets at 13 for 2 but the situation was turned by a mature batting display by Toby Pullan and Alex Cooke who took the score to 109. Support came from Will Jeffries and George Axton as the scoring rate was accelerated in the later stages of the innings. Toby Pullan’s century was an excellent performance.
Brighton and Hove made a steady start putting on 76 for the first wicket when Will Wycherley made the break-through in the 17th over. Good fielding had kept the scoring rate down, which was to put pressure on the remaining batsmen. Further pressure was applied by the spin attack, particularly leg spinners George Axton and Will Collard. 13 year old Will Collard impressed with his ability to bowl a very consistent length and impart real spin. George Axton’s 5 wicket haul was a tremendous performance. Some good hitting towards the end brought the batting side near the target but the bowling performance had kept the target just out of reach.
An exciting finish with a result that was a consequence of real cricketing maturity.
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