Evening League: Ovington Batsmen Left Baffled By Bounce


nexusae0_youve-got-red-on-you-01Ovington 72-8 (Matt Robertson 5-15. Dan Durkin 3-17) lost to WGCC academy by 5 wickets (Jonty Goddard, 23. Harry Shipley 15*  Sinclair 3-8).

In this low scoring affair, both teams struggled to post a meaningful runs total‎. The Ovington batsmen found themselves unable to deal with the bounce of the pitch, and lost a string of wickets in quick succession, with the consistent bowling Matt Roberston seeing him post impressive figures of 5-1-15-5.

Ralph Sinclair (24) helped steady the Ovington ship‎, before being caught off the bowling of D Durkin (5-0-16-3). Some stubborn resistance by the lower order saw Ovington edge their way to 72 off their 20 overs.

In reply, Woodhouse Grange started ‎positively, as Jonty Goddard (23) and Dan Robertson (14) added 26 runs for the first wicket, before Goddard fell to Alistair Souch (5-2-19-1). Thereafter, Grange struggled to chase down Ovington’s runs total, with Ralph Sinclair (2-0-8-3) taking 2 wickets in as many balls, narrowly missing out on his hat-trick. The experience of captain Chris Bilton helped see Grange over the line, as they passed Ovington with 4 overs to spare.

Next game is Thixendale away (bit if a trek!).


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