Junior Martlets 279 for 4 (40 overs) M. Campopiano 80, T. Chamberlain 58no., S. Marlow 40, G. Wisdom 37
Preston Nomads 149 all out J. Troak 3 for 42, F. Marlow 2 for 30, T. Chamberlain 2 for 0
Won by 130 runs.
It is amazing what 24 hours will do! The confident batting display certainly showed none of the fragility of the day before. Greg Wisdom and Marcus Campopiano negotiated a swift opening attack and took the first wicket score to 74. The latter was joined by Seb Marlow and their measured stroke play brought runs quickly and that began to break the confidence of the fielding side. Tom Chamberlain joined the run feast playing with real style. He was assisted by some unorthodox hitting from Ben Mendoza. A final big six from Freddie Marlow brought up our huge score at the close of the innings.
Tight bowling and fielding made the task hard for the Nomads. Alex Goble generated pace at the start while a very steady spell of medium pace from Dan Stokes held back the runs. It was, however, spin that ruled the day with Freddie Marlow’s off spin and Henry Cope’s left arm wrist spin caused problems at one end. At the other 13 year old Jack Troak flighted his leg breaks to great effect. It was tremendous to watch his lack of respect for his elders! When his spell was over Tom Chamberlain wrapped up affairs with two wickets in the first two balls of his spell. It was so good to see a side bowled out to produce the win in an overs game. A final word the game was played in a great spirit by both sides. Greg Wisdom’s unflappable captaincy certainly added to this.
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