2nds make light work of Thornborough to secure promotion
By Karl Quinney
Promotion back to Division 3 secured after comprehensive win at The Green
Willoughby A v Thornborough A
Thornborough A 86 all out
Willoughby A 89 for 0
Willoughby A won by 10 wickets
Willoughby’s 2nd XI made short of work of recording victory over their visiting Thornborough counterparts and in doing so booked promotion back to Division 3 at the first time of asking.
Needing a win to ensure a top two spot, the hosts did so in comprehensive fashion as having asked the visitors to bat they bowled Thornbrough out for 86; Kamesh Ganti (3 for 9), Sean Thornton (3 for 28), Fergus Deery (3 for 19) and Dan Farrow (1 for 25) doing the damage as only Cox with 23 and Davis in at nine with 15 made it into double figures with the bat.
Willoughby’s effort with the bat was even more decisive as Keith Gibson and James Goodwin made 49 and 37 not out respectively, seeing the hosts to their target in a little more than 14 overs. The victory by 10 wickets ensuring skipper Badj Rahman secured promotion back up into Division 3 of the SNCL in his first year of captaincy and erased any memories of last term’s relegation disappointment.
Scorecard from Saturday on our Play-Cricket site here