Innings of: St Michael's
Innings of: Bugbrooke II
A superb century from Danny York was the highlight as St Michael's overwhelmed Bugbrooke II by a massive 186, and in doing so gained maximum points and pole position in the race for promotion from Division 11 of the Northamptonshire Cricket League.
On another swelteringly hot summer's day, Bugbrooke won the toss and surprisingly decided to field first. St Michael's openers Danny York and Alan Bartley made light work of the Bugbrooke bowling, putting on 117 for the first wicket until Bartley, in another solid batting display, was bowled for 60. York was joined at the crease by skipper Will Kingston. They took the score on to 199 before Kingston was out for a dominant 69. York then took up the slack, hitting 4 sixes and 11 fours on the way to his first ever three figure score. He was eventually run out for 106 when caught napping out of his ground by Sam Heath, but by that stage it was immaterial as the damage had been done and the foundations for a home victory had been laid.
Perhaps surprisingly a declaration never came. With all 45 overs utilised as maximum batting points attained, it was really just a case of how big the winning margin would be.
The Bugbrooke reply never really got of the ground after St Michael's opening bowler Martin Baker removed openers Andrew Watson and Nigel Heath with the score just in to double figures. Sam Heath and Wayne Chalmers both got in to the twenties to delay proceedings, until Ian Geddes wrapped up matters with 3 cheap wickets to boost his bowling average, and a comfortable victory for St Michael's.