Junior Martlets

St James Montefiore C C

Junior Martlets vs St. James Montefiore CC

Date: 23 Jul 2013

Venue: St. James Montefiore CC

Time/Result: Win

Match Manager: John Bettridge

Umpire: Ron Pateman

Scorer: John Hartridge

Match Report

St James Montefiore 132 all out ( 39.4 overs) Henry Cope 4 for 21, George Read 3 for 23, Edward Firth 2 for 26.

Junior Martlets 133 for 2 Toby Pullan, 50, Alex Cooke 47 not out, Matt Sawyer 24.

Played at Keymer

Won by 8 wickets

Henry Cope won the toss and elected to field, an informed and wise decision. The Martlet opening bowling of George Read and Edward Firth tied the opposition down in the opening overs. An outstanding slip catch by the captain in the opening over gave the Martlets the psychological advantage that remained throughout the innings. Henry Cope’s wrist spin came into play after the opening overs and was backed up by Tom Fairfax. Another bit of top class slip catching by George Read off George Axton removed the top scorer and the tight bowling and fielding retained the grip until the end.

Matt Sawyer and Toby Pullan made an electric start pushing the score to 56 in seven and a half overs before the first wicket fell. Toby Pullan moved on to his 50 ably supported by Alex Cooke who ended on 47 and the Martlets completed the task losing only two wickets in 24 overs.

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