Salaman Cup holders Egerton Park edge into semi-finals

Tom Glover's bowling restricted the Bottesford total EMN-160507-160528002
Tom Glover's bowling restricted the Bottesford total EMN-160507-160528002
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Salaman Cup holders Egerton Park set up a semi-final with Oakham after coming through a tough test against Bottesford on Friday.

In a game reduced to 15 overs per side, Bottesford batted first and posted 101-4, with Claricoats top scoring on 32 not out.

Skipper Tom Glover was the pick of the Park attack, conceding just five runs from his three overs.

He was well supported by the part-time spinner Charlie Madden who picked up two important wickets, and the veteran Jason Creed who bowled his customary heavy ball deliveries.

Park’s reply looked to be in control with Rose (43) and Bailey (19) making valuable contributions, leaving the home side needing only two runs to win off the last over with eight wickets in hand.

But when Madden was bowled off the first ball and Creed lbw off the next it was left to Burdett and Glover to scamper a couple of quick singles and see them to victory with only one ball remaining.

* Melton Mowbray conceded their first round tie against Thorpe Arnold who will meet Belvoir in the first semi-final tomorrow (Friday).

Park face Oakham in the second semi-final on Friday, July 15. Both matches begin at 6.15pm.