Portland Red Triangle CC

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Witchampton 2nd XI vs PRT Saturday 2nd XI
Played at Witchampton., 15th July 2017
Dorset Funeral Plan Division 5
Witchampton won by 92 runs
Toss won by:

PRT

PRT Man of the Match

Tom Dalkins

Report

Triangle fell to their third defeat of the season, all have come away from fortress Reforne. George Munro's side looked to have this game in their hands after a masterful spell of bowling from openers Tom Dalkins and Jodie Locke had helped to restrict the home side to just 57 runs at drinks.

After winning the toss, skipper Munro inserted the opposition on a green, but firm wicket, which proved to be a delight to bowl on if you were a seamer. Paul Allaway and Chris Heighway appeared to have few answers to the questions posed by Dalkins and Locke. Both bowlers were unlucky not to claim each of the openers' wickets. Keeper Dave Adkins dropping a routine catch which would have sent Allaway back to the pavilion with barely 20 runs to his name, while Tony Morris spilled a chance to remove Heighway at mid wicket.

These two drops proved costly as following the drinks break they went up a few gears to put on 125 for the first wicket. The partnership was eventually broken by Morris, who atoned for his earlier error by holding a return catch from Heighway to dismiss him on 48.

Rob Coomer joined Allaway and looked to attack from the off, bringing him a quick 19 runs until he was removed by a stunning catch at mid wicket by Elliott Sawyer giving Jack Marsh a wicket after a few barren weeks. This proved the catalyst for Allway and Vaughan to take the game away from Triangle as they finished on 202/2 at tea.

Triangle's response got off to a bad start as Sawyer departed in the 4th over, attempting to hit over cover. Ryan Price joined him soon afterwards, attempting to pull a full toss from Hempstead, but only managing to toe it back from whence it came. Dalkins was promoted up the order to fill the vacant no. 4 spot, but he lasted briefly after prodding at thin air and losing his off stump.

Dave Adkins was once again left to pick up the pieces and with Olly Whisker they moved the score onto 62, and more importantly Triangle were up with the required rate. Adkins was then undone by young Coomer for 26, bringing the captain to the middle.

Despite being short of runs this year, Munro looked to play his shots and was soon hitting some lusty blows to, and over, the ropes - including a massive straight six that bounced off the clubhouse roof. He was there to see Whisker depart playing a rare lofted drive that failed to clear mid off. Morris was next in, sharing a 10-run stand until he lost his off bail to Ryan Allaway. Munro then attempted one big hit too many, skying the ball to Paul Allaway for 34.

Jack Marsh then did his bit for family relations, running out uncle Cornish. He was then bowled by Hempstead a few balls later and his brother Ryley following soon after sealed the win for Witchampton by 92 runs.

Points:

PRT 3, Witchampton 20