|Broadstone 3rd XI vs PRT Saturday 2nd XI|
|Played at Charborough Road, Broadstone., 19th August 2017
Dorset Funeral Plan Division 5
|Broadstone won by 118 runs|
|Toss won by:||
|PRT Man of the Match||
A 2nd XI ravaged by injuries and players going on holiday during the cricket season, somehow scraped together 10 men for the trip to Broadstone. This included calling up regular Pirate crew member Michael Colebrook and club chairman John Walker for their first appearances of the season.
Broadstone won the toss and surprisingly chose to bat on a wicket that had soaked up a lot of the overnight rain. This was apparent from the first over as Tom Dalkins saw one of his deliveries dislodge a substantial piece of the wicket on its way through to the keeper. However, Broadstone's openers Lanham (73) and Fletcher (58) adapted well to the conditions, going on to add 139.
Dalkins was unable to complete his spell as his groin and back injuries flared up, briefly leaving Triangle another man short in the field. Fletcher was the first man out lbw as Tony Morris found a dead spot on the wicket, the ball keeping low and trapping him in front of off stump.
This brought McAllister to the middle, who appeared to have been given a license to attack, swinging for and mostly finding the boundary ropes, without mercy. This injection of runs pushed the score on at an accelerated rate. Nathan Cornish and Jack Marsh were brought on, with Marsh striking first to remove Lanham, caught by Munro in the deep. Cornish finally accounted for McAllister, but only after he had bludgeoned 44 runs.
Marsh then foxed Thoem with a leg break and then tempting Newcombe down the track in the final over, for Walker to take a sharp stumping, but the home side had already reached a comfortable 232/5.
Chasing 232, Triangle lost openers John Walker and George Munro early. Morris joined Dalkins (25) and the pair looked to see off the opening bowlers, especially spinner Kirai (3/28) who been turning his off breaks sharply on drying, but still damp track. Morris fell to Kirai as he left one that clipped off stump.
Whisker (43) joined Dalkins to lead the recovery, though hampered by his toe injury, looked to attack all the bowlers with gusto. He took a particular liking to Le Boutillier, dispatching a succession of deliveries to and over the boundary. The spinner eventually got his man as Whisker holed out to long off, just short of a half century.
Once he had fallen at 96/5, the tail wagged briefly including a cameo from Jack Marsh where he struck his first six for the club, driving Manley back over his head, but Portland finished well short on 114.
PRT 4, Broadstone 20