Egerton Park juniors ease past Cropston

Egerton Park Under 13s took on their counterparts from Cropston on a very slow pitch.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 5:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:21 pm
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Park batted first and were worried when Woods was victim to an excellent caught and bowled in the first over.

Creed and Pedlar steadied things with an excellent 50-run stand, which was broken when Pedlar mistimed a sweep shot which ricocheted on to his stumps for 18.

Creed stayed there and added a few more until he retired again at 25. He was ably assisted by Finch with 10, and Chipman closed the innings with him as Park closed on 89-3.

As Cropston opened their innings, Creed took a wicket in his first over which set the scene.

Having used a number of bowlers, Welch came on for a brilliant two-over spell and took three wickets for just four runs, all three clean bowled.

Watchorn ran out three Cropston batsmen, two with direct hits and the other via a stumping by Haffenden, typifying the excellent fielding from both sides.

This culminated in the final Cropston wicket which fell when an attempted chip over Pedlar was caught at full-stretch to give Ellis her wicket.