Thorpe Arnold eclipse Whissendine in low-scoring Sunday clash

Whissendine CC - from left, back - John Sunderland, Nathan Sunderland, Mark Childs, Scott Atton. Marcus Hurrell, Gordon Bates; front - Chris Bates, Duncan Selmes, Matt Winn, Phil Streit, Ken Vickers EMN-150528-100500002
Whissendine CC - from left, back - John Sunderland, Nathan Sunderland, Mark Childs, Scott Atton. Marcus Hurrell, Gordon Bates; front - Chris Bates, Duncan Selmes, Matt Winn, Phil Streit, Ken Vickers EMN-150528-100500002
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At the start of Sunday no play looked possible until 1pm when the rain subsided enough to remove the covers.

Upon winning the toss, Whissendine captain Matt Winn decided to have a bat and within a few overs Thorpe had got off to a flyer. Excellent bowling from Kemp and Freer reduced the opposition to 45-7 after 10 overs.

With excellent support from Foldys and Moule, everyone was soon having an early tea as Whissendine were bowled out for 64 after 23 overs.

But the second innings proved how much of a bowling paradise the track was as opener L. Perry played all round a straight one, and Read was adjudged lbw for one run apiece.

I. Perry followed soon after for 0 as did Durno. Exton was unlucky as a drilled shot was caught one-handed by a diving Marcus Hurrell for an excellent caught and bowled.

But youngsters Andrew Jones and Albert Grieves dug in and played their shots to get Thorpe over the line in a short, but very interesting game.

With just 129 runs and 16 wickets taken, Jones’ unbeaten knock of 33 proved pivotal.

Thorpe make the short trip to Croxton Kerrial on Sunday.