Innings of: Spencer
Innings of: St Michael's
St Michaelís promotion push came off the rails on Saturday when old rivals Spencer came out on top, gaining revenge for their defeat at Weston Favell in the first month of the season.
In the baking sun, St Michaelís fielded first. Spencer openers George and Wadhams soon started to make hay in the sun with the Visiting bowlers unable to make an impact on a goods batting track. Wadhams looked in fine touch and eventually made a fine century.
Mark Clare also looked in touch form, scoring 29 before he was caught and bowled off Martin Baker, one his 2 wickets. However these came at a cost of 69.
The rest of the St Michaelís bowling took similar stick, and the final total of 234 for 5 would prove a tough one to overcome.
In reply, Dale Harrison decided to fight fire with fire. Unwilling to stay in his crease and nudge singles, he decided to stride down the wicket at every opportunity, and was rewarded with a fine half century. Ian Geddes slapped a quickfire 31 before being stumped. However his aggression was not matched by the rest of the St Michaelís batting line up. Falling behind the rate, wickets came at regular intervals.
The final wicket went down in the 43rd over, just missing out on an elusive fourth batting point, whilst giving Spencer a near maximum haul for the efforts.