This is an excellent fixture for the Juniors and it has produced some well fought and close games over the years since it has been played and I am very grateful to David Bowden and Matt Parsons for the way they have established it. Joe Ludlow having won the toss opened with Harry Rollings and they made a sound start. Scoring was not easy at the start and the outfield slow. They negotiated the opening attack until Joe tickled one down the legside. Jack Troak joined Harry and his sensible and positive batting brought its rewards. Ludo Milne, making his Junior Martlet debut looked very promising until he was well caught in the deep. Joe Gilligan was clearly a man with a mission and proceeded to give a fine display of attacking batting. He and Jack put on nearly 100 together with both passing the 50 mark. Joe’s 77 included 1 six and 12 fours. The final score of 239 for 6. A last minute selection issue left the Juniors a bit short on their seam attack but the wide array of spinners did the job. The Clubs side got off to a rapid start. The odd catch did not quite go to hand but eventually the spin department began to make in-roads with Ben Heber bowling tidy off spin to back up the left armers from Adam O’Brien. Adam Cooper joined the party and the score fell behind the rate. Wickets began to fall and Jack Troak arrived to polish up at the end taking three in 7 balls. It was a calm and efficient performance by all.
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