Junior Martlets 192, Greg Wisdom 52, Jay Barclay 50, Nico Mendoza 20
St James Montefiore 136, Henry Cope 3 – 32, Eddie Blake 3 – 14, Jonny Newland 2 – 7
Junior Martlets won by 56 runs
This was possibly the first day of Summer and the Junior Martlet cricket matched it! Greg Wisdom won the toss and batted first. As it turned out the track kept low and the ball didn’t really come onto the bat; a legacy of the extended monsoon no doubt. Greg Wisdom and Jay Barclay showed skill and patience to take the score to 89 for the first wicket. The spinners restricted the following batsmen, which, in fact, was a useful sign post for the Juniors. Nico Mendoza did boost the score at the right moment. 192 was a very defendable total given the conditions.
St James launched into the seam attack with only Dan Stokes taking a wicket and the score galloping to 72 off 11 overs. The leg spin of Ed Blake and left arm wrist spin of Henry Cope then turned the game for the batsmen had little answer to their guile. Jonny Newland chipped in later on with a couple of wickets too. This was a very decisive victory but was played in an excellent spirit.
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