The visitors had no hesitation in batting on a hot day and were soon punishing any wayward bowling, but they also lost three quick wickets, leaving the game evenly placed at 68/3 off 15 overs.
It was the 4th wicket partnership between N.Clarke and Leach that turned the game in the house’s favour. They began patiently but gradually took complete control as their partnership reached 133 off 25 overs before Clark departed for 74.
The platform had been set as the new batsmen were given freedom to play shots as the runs mounted. Leach was 8th man out for 74 as the innings closed on 265/8.
Pick of the home bowlers was Gary Ings with 4/58 off 11 overs and he was supported by Scott Cameron who took 3 catches.
The home side’s innings got off to a strong start as Joe Veacock went after the bowling. The opening partnership had reached 54 when Skippings departed.
The home side’s problem was no batsmen could stay long enough, with Veacock to keep up with the run rate. Veacock on the other hand kept smashing the ball to the boundary and the 19 yr old product of the Club’s Youth system reached a well deserved first league Century, finally departing for 110, The home side were finally all out for a disappointing 185 in the 44th over.
Perkins was the pick of the visitors bowlers with 4/34 off 12 overs
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