Egerton Park-Thorpe Arnold derby abandoned after injury

Charlie Read opens for Thorpe EMN-180717-121322002
Charlie Read opens for Thorpe EMN-180717-121322002
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Saturday’s big County League derby between Egerton Park and Thorpe Arnold had to be abandoned after a player was seriously injured.

Park won the toss and asked Thorpe to bat first, and the opening attack of Nick Watchorn and Tom Glover, with two wickets apiece, soon had the visitors on the back foot at 35-4 after 16 overs.

Egerton Park celebrate after removing Thorpe's top-scorer Kingsley Miller, off the bowling of Nick Watchorn, for 27 EMN-180717-121333002

Egerton Park celebrate after removing Thorpe's top-scorer Kingsley Miller, off the bowling of Nick Watchorn, for 27 EMN-180717-121333002

Skipper Randall and Pollard steadied the ship in the middle order, before late runs from Clarke, Anderson and Postle took the score up to 143-9.

But Postle then suffered a serious knee injury and the Thorpe innings closed.

After a three-hour wait for an ambulance, and with the injured player still on the pitch in need of attention, the game was abandoned without a further ball being bowled.

Thorpe: Miller 27, Read 2, Garner 0, Randall 16, Hickman 0, Starkey 15, Pollard 23, Exton 6, Clarke 19, Anderson 17*, Postle 10, Extras 8. Total: 143-9.

Bowling: N. Watchorn 12-5-28-3; T. Glover 11-1-34-2; H. Newton 1-0-15-0; C. Madden 9-0-37-1; R. Seecharran 9-2-29-2.