Newick CC…..The Wait is Over !!!

Newick Friendly X1 v Newick Legends

It was wonderful to at last get a game of cricket!! An interclub match was organised by Newick CC . The sun was shining, all preparations were in place for social distancing etc, even the scorers were 2 metres apart outside of the score box!

The Legends won the toss and elected to field, format was 40/40 with breaks every 6 overs for complying with the regulations. Josh Essex opened the batting for the Friendly X! along with Alex Heasman. Josh scored 108 runs (17 x 4s included) before losing his wicket in the penultimate over. Joe Waylett scored 66 which moved the score along to a total of 236. Last wicket fell in the 40th over.

Ben Whelpton took 3 wickets for 50 runs for the Legends. In reply, a very slow start from the Legends – I think they missed their cricket tea! Gradually they found their stride and with a good innings from Matt Sawyer of 59 and Ben Whelpton – 41no the chase was on. The Legends fell just short and reached 226 from their 40 overs.

Images show  Newick Friendly X1  Batting

ALL IMAGES  by  Ron Hill (HillPhotographic) 

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