Thorpe Arnold rout Egerton Park to lift Salaman Cup

Thorpe skipper Rich Randall anchored the Thorpe innings EMN-160726-185353002
Thorpe skipper Rich Randall anchored the Thorpe innings EMN-160726-185353002
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Thorpe Arnold regained the Salaman Cup with a comprehensive defeat of local rivals and holders Egerton Park on Friday night.

On winning the toss, captain Richard Randall decided to stick with the formula which worked so well in the semi-final against Belvoir and batted first on a tricky wicket at Park.

Man-of-the-match Chris Waldron narrowly escapes a run-out by Kamal Panchal EMN-160726-185338002

Man-of-the-match Chris Waldron narrowly escapes a run-out by Kamal Panchal EMN-160726-185338002

Randall played a key part in the innings as all the other batsman worked around him to score runs as he kept one end secure.

Kingsley Miller top scored with 27, well supported by Sam Woods (25), but when Randall was out for 17 in the 17th over the skipper had done his job and Thorpe had reached 132 from their 20 overs which looked a decent score on the wicket.

Tom Glover was the pick of the Park attack, picking up 3 for 15 from his four overs, while Tom Barnard took 2 for 6 from his solitary over.

Man-of-the-match Chris Waldron then destroyed any hopes of a good start to the reply by taking a sensation three-wicket maiden in a dramatic first over to stun the hosts.

Salaman Cup winners for 2016 - Thorpe Arnold EMN-160726-185405002

Salaman Cup winners for 2016 - Thorpe Arnold EMN-160726-185405002

Bowling from the other end, 15-year-old Andrew Jones also took three wickets in his four overs as Park were reduced to 36-8 at the halfway mark of their innings.

Gallagher Plowman picked up two wickets in an excellent all-round bowling display, backed up by superb fielding.

Only Madden, Simons and Watchorn made double figures as Park were bowled out for 64 in the 15th over.

Thorpe: R. Randall 17, C. Waldron 11, D. Exton 17, S. Woods 25, M. Matthews 0, K. Miller 27, M. Carnell 6, A. Jones 5, S. Pollard 2*, G. Plowman 5, Extras 16. Total: 132-9.

Bowling: K. Panchal 4-0-19-0; N. Watchorn 4-0-20-1; J. Barnard 3-0-34-1; T. Glover 4-0-12-3; C. Madden 4-0-26-1; T. Barnard 1-0-5-1.

Egerton Park: S. Rose 2, Walcott 0, D. Burdett 0, T. Glover 0, C. Madden 10, B. Simons 10, J. Bates 2, J. Barnard 0, K. Panchal 5, N. Watchorn 16*, T. Barnard 5, Extras 14. Total: 64.

Bowling: C. Waldron 3-1-9-3; A. Jones 4-0-18-3; K. Miller 4-1-8-1; G. Plowman 3-0-10-2; M. Starkey 2-0-11-0; M. Matthews 2-0-7-1.