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Saturday 1st XI - Match centre

Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Thrapston CC - 2nd XI
Sat 11 May 13:00 - Northamptonshire Cricket League - Division Six Start time 13:00

1sts edge tense opener with Thrapston

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Winning start also for 1sts in NCL

Northamptonshire County League
Division 6

Willoughby v Thrapston Town II
Thrapston Town 134 for 9
Willoughby 133 for 7 (revised target 130)

Willoughby won by 3 wickets

Willoughby 1st XI’s debut in the Northamptonshire County League was a winning one after a closely-fought contest with Thrapston Town.

With The Green looking in immaculate condition thanks to the efforts of Fergus Deery and his team, the visitors were asked to bat and were on the backfoot early on as the new ball pair of Callum Hanks and Karl Quinney. The former took the opening wicket inside the third over as part of his fine spell and eventual figures of 1 for 23, with Quinney claiming the number three via the hands of Martin Nichols as part of an economical return of 1 for 9 off nine overs.
Ashley Rayner (1 for 25) and Jake Quinney (1 for 26) had Thrapston at 45 for 4 before a mid-order contribution of 22 from Sam Wesby looked to be progressing nicely and potentially causing problems. That was until he fell victim to Dave Alcock who also took out the remaining Williams who was eventually removed after a rather pedestrian knock of 25; Alcock’s nine over spell yielding fine figures of 2 for 25.

Home skipper Ben Hollis took out 2 for 18 lower down the order but a stubborn last wicket stand between Thrapston tailenders Hall and Borrett with 11 not out and 19 not out respectively took the visitors past three figures and to their total of 134 for 9 off 45 overs.

Willoughby’s reply started in positive fashion as Ian Andrews and Hassan Nawaz took Willoughby up to 44 before the latter holed out for 32 off the bowling of Hall which signalled a turning point.

With storms clouds gathering in the distance, Hall took three quick wickets as part of his eventual 5 for 11 haul to leave hosts wobbling at 61 for 4 when rain arrived. A delay of 35 minutes then brought the nuances of Duckworth/Lewis into the equation with Willoughby set a revised target of 130 with 22 overs left. After a brief spell of attrition between batsmen and bowlers, two further wickets really had the momentum in the visitor’s favour.

However Rayner was then joined at the crease by Alcock and the experienced pair led the hosts out of immediate danger and then in steady pursuit of the remaining total. Their sixth wicket partnership was worth 58 before Rayner departed for 34 with 10 runs required, and Alcock was still there at the close on 24 not out as Willoughby reached 133 for 7 with six overs to spare.

Scorecard

Willoughby CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to field

Thrapston CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ffrancon Williams
b. D Alcock
25
1
 
Thomas Hollingsworth
b. C Hanks
1
 
Andy Ward
ct. M Nichols, b. K Quinney
11
1
 
Tim Sawford
lb. A Rayner
0
 
Mike Coyne
ct. T Stevenson, b. J Quinney
6
1
 
Sam Wesby
ct. A Rayner, b. D Alcock
22
2
1
 
Braeden Bettles
ro. Unsure
1
 
Thomas Stoker
b. B Hollis
0
 
Ryan Draper
lb. B Hollis
0
 
Darren Hall
Not Out
11
1
 
Martyn Borrett
Not Out
19
1
 
Extras
22w, 12b, 4lb
38
Total
for 9 wickets 45 overs
134

Willoughby CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Callum Hanks
9
2
23
1
2.6
Karl Quinney
9
4
9
1
1.0
Ashley Rayner
9
1
25
1
2.8
Jake Quinney
3
0
26
1
8.7
David Alcock
9
1
17
2
1.9
Ben Hollis
6
2
18
2
3.0

Willoughby CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ian Andrews
ct. A Ward, b. D Hall
8
 
Hassan Nawaz
ct. F Williams, b. D Hall
32
4
 
Tom Stevenson
b. D Hall
3
 
Ashley Rayner
b. T Sawford
34
4
1
 
Martin Nichols
lb. S Wesby
0
 
Jake Quinney
lb. D Hall
2
 
Ben Hollis
b. D Hall
2
 
David Alcock
Not Out
24
4
 
Karl Quinney
Did Not Bat
 
Callum Hanks
Not Out
8
2
 
James Andrews
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 6b, 2lb, 4nb
20
Total
for 7 wickets 35 overs
133

Thrapston CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Thomas Stoker
9
0
49
0
5.4
Tim Sawford
6
0
39
1
6.5
Darren Hall
9
3
11
5
1.2
Sam Wesby
4
1
10
1
2.5
Thomas Hollingsworth
7
3
16
0
2.3

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League round up

Other Division Six results

Bugbrooke CC - 1st XI
239/4
71
Isham CC - 2nd XI
East Haddon CC - 2nd XI
171/8
170
Rothwell Town CC, Northants - 2nd XI
Loddington & Mawsley CC - 2nd XI
134/5
130
Podington CC - 2nd XI
Obelisk CC - 1st XI
181/5
98
S & L Corby CC - Saturday 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
4. Bugbrooke CC - 1st XI 168
5. Podington CC - 2nd XI 133
6. Isham CC - 2nd XI 128
7. Rothwell Town CC, Northants - 2nd XI 112
8. Willoughby CC - 1st XI 112
9. S & L Corby CC - Saturday 2nd XI 103
10. East Haddon CC - 2nd XI 88

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