Rayner and Fell guide Sunday XI to end of season success over Network Rail
By Karl Quinney
Ton from Rayner and 50 from Fell in century stand to see off Hollis' crew
The last game of the season at The Green was a high scoring one as a well-timed batting performance from Willoughby saw them secure a final day victory.
Visitors Network Rail batted first and set the hosts a very respectable target to chase, making 227 for 7 with Adam Warwick top scoring with 73. Archie McMillan, Callum Hanks and Fergus Deery taking two wickets apiece for the home attack.
Willoughby’s reply started well with Ashley Rayner and 13 year old Matt Cartridge putting on 88 for the first wicket. Although the latter fell for 18 and the hosts also lost Matt Smart cheaply, Rayner and Mark Fell came together for what proved to be a match-winning partnership.
They put on an unbeaten stand of 128; Rayner reaching and going past his century to finish on 124 not out and Fell making a useful 53 not out as Willoughby wrapped up victory by 8 wickets with 2 overs to spare.