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Rowington Lack Cutting Edge

Rowington II v Broadway II

Last Updated: May 11, 2016 07:34am
Rowington, Warwick
By Clive Haywood
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On a bright sunny afternoon, it was a perfect day to start the new season. On winning the toss the Skipper Haywood decided to bat on a good looking pitch. A steady start was made by Steve Turrell and John Lange before Lange chased a wide one and was caught behind.
A new season bought a new bat for Steve Turrell and it was working well before a minor collapse. Dave Blowers departed without troubling the scorers and then an unfortunate run out of Turrell quickly followed by Gould left the R’s in trouble at 45-4.
The experienced Haywood and Graham Sly steadied the ship and took the score over 100 before both departed to the moon balls of Williams. Bill Sly and Adam Covell then continued the scoring with Covell departing just before the close leaving the R’s a tad light at 163-6. 
 
Turrell – 28 
G Sly – 28 
W. Sly – 25 
 
After a splendid tea courtesy of Mrs Haywood, the Broadway openers started aggressively before John Lange took an excellent catch at second slip off Steve Turrell. His opening partner Leon Clarke soon got in the act getting the next wicket caught at the 5th attempt with a fantastic juggle by Gould. T
he Broadway opener Rusty was still going for his shots but Clarke, despite the batsman not being complimentary on the ball, took out his middle stump. With an equally poo ball he then removed the next Broadway batter. At 40-4 and the R’s on top down came the rain.
Eventually it stopped and with valiant work by the R’s to mop up the puddles, the game restarted with Broadway needing 103 off 28. Broadway’s Marston batted superbly to marshal the lower order and despite two more wickets for Clarke to give him a very impressive five wicket haul, Broadway got home with a few overs to spare, Marston finishing on a fine 60 no. 
A good game of cricket to start the season but the R’s lacking the cutting edge with both bat, ball and in the field when the opportunities were there. 
 
Leon Clarke – 10-2-25-5 
Steve Turrell – 6-1-31-1 

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