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Rowington v Welford

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2016 06:16pm
Rowington, Warwick
By Clive Haywood
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On a day threatened by rain and a team with a mixture of young and old, on winning the toss putting Welford into bat seemed a good idea. Leon Clarke and Old Scott Rogers opened the bowling and were unlucky not to pick up a wicket early doors However, they were keeping the scoring low to such an extent that opener Wakelin tried to turn an easy one into a non existent  two and was run out by Jeff Rogers gathering Billy Sly's throw. Next in was the danger man Weston and he and the skipper Satchwell built the score and saw off Old Scott who was replaced by Young Joe Turrell who in turn was replaced by Old Steve Turrell. Old Steve immediately caused a half chance with his characteristic half tracker but a swirling wind meant it was put down, no matter, two balls later Satchwell was stumped with Jeff Rogers superbly half volleying the ball onto the stumps and it's 47-2. The turning point of the game came when a Billy Sly full toss was smashed into the covers to Old Scott who collected the ball and in one movement hit the single stump he had to aim at and Weston is run out for 31. Old Steve immediately had W. Gough lbw and its 69-4. E. Gough and Lyndsey then put on 44 before young Jamie Haywood had him caught behind once Jeff had spotted the ball. Old Scott returned to bowl a superb closing spell to claim three wickets and with Graham Sly claiming two at the other end Welford capitulated slightly to be bowled out for 160 in 43 overs. A good all round performance in both bowling and fielding departments especially the Haywoods (young not old).

Leon Clarke - 8-1-15-0  excellent opening spell
Scott Rogers - 8.3-0-19-3
Steve Turrell - 6-0-32-2
Graham Sly - 3-0-17-2
Jamie Haywood - 4-0-33-1
Billy Sly - 10-1-24-0. -excellent spell which deserves a mention
 
With the pressure on to chase down the total Scott Rogers and Graham Sly eased the nerves with a flurry of boundaries and hitting 49 off the first 7 overs before Scott chased a wide one and was caught behind for the third week in row. Joe Turrell on his birthday decided he needed to start his celebrations early so quickly departed in a similar manner. This brought Steve Turrell to the crease and with Graham batting sensibly against the more accurate change bowlers the required runs were reducing. After a slow start Steve started to bat more fluently and Graham passed 50. Graham then decided that he wanted to join Joe's birthday celebrations and smashed a series of boundaries and the total was reached in the 33rd over to give the R's the season double over Welford. With Rowington in the bottom two a much required victory and now just the prospect of facing the top two teams in the league in the final weeks. 
Graham Sly - 91no.
Steve Turrell - 24no
Scott Rogers - 18

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