Innings of: Bold Dragoon
Innings of: St Michael's
Match reportSt Michael's recent good form continued with a well deserved 7 wicket victory against old friends and rivals Bold Dragoon on Saturday.
St Michael's skipper Ian Geddes won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. A tight opening spell by Martin Baker and Mick Lowe saw runs at a premium. However so were wickets, and it wasn't until the eighth over that the first one fell. Baker put in a short delivery which Martin Pettit glanced with his glove to keeper Brian Ahearn, Pettit sportingly walking to avoid
The pitch then started to deteriorate, with good length balls rising up sharply. The Bold batters were uncomfortable with the pitch's sudden change of character, with veteran Malc Swann in particular exploiting the conditions to the full. He bagged a season's best 5 for 11, with Tom Marlow picking up 2 for 20 along the way. The final score of 59 was certainly below par, but would not be easy to get on a pitch that was showing increasing signs of uneven bounce.
The St Michael's reply started well, with Danny York and Matt Collier both looking for the bad ball and quick runs. York was unsettled when a delivery from Jimmy O'Dell rose up off a good length and struck him on the head. He was soon out for 8, and was joined quickly afterwards by Trev Kirby for a duck. At 18 for 2, the Bold's tails were up. But a typically robust innings by Will Kingston soon wrestled the initiative back towards St Michael's and he guided the home side to victory with a confident 25 not out.