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PRT Sunday 1st XI vs Charlton Down 1st XI
Played at Reforne, 13th August 2017
Dorset Division 1
Charlton Down won by 3 wickets
Toss won by:

PRT

PRT Man of the Match

Joe Adkins

Report

Cameron Midgley was confirmed as de facto skipper by virtue of captaining most games for the Sunday side this season. He celebrated by going head to head with Charlton Down's Matt Stevens, won the toss amd decided to bat first. This was primarily down to Triangle being short of fielders at the start of play as all-round superstar Simon Proffitt, along with poor-man's Rupert Grint, Jordan Wilson, were travelling back from a day at the races and Rich Samuel was managing Sunday lunch at The George Inn.

Triangle thus continued with the experimental opening partnership of Randell and Morris, which had put on 26 of the 35 runs scored at Sherborne, this week yielded 19 runs before Randell needlessly threw his wicket away. Rich Samuel (17), now free from lunch duties, helped push the score onto 55 with some expansive shots, while Morris' innings paid tribute to Triangle's great openers Males and Quayle.

Once Samuel had been foxed by something that Nick Voss lobbed down the wicket in his general direction, Joe Adkins was sent in to add some much needed spark to the innings, and his dashing 43 did just that. Morris' vigil came to the end after drinks when Matt Stevens returned to the attack and his first ball kept low and his extended net session ended after grinding out 23 runs.

Unwittingly he had been the glue that was holding the innings together as his departure saw wickets fall more regularly. Khylo Farley was unable to replicate his heroics against Marnhull 2nds, lasting just 2 balls, while Proffitt fared slightly better, stroking 4 deliveries to the boundary before attempting to take on Voss, but only finding Stevens.

Cameron Midgley managed to avoid another golden duck, but could only add 2 runs after Joe Adkins' stay at the crease had ended with him 7 runs short of a half-century. Tom Dalkins hit a quick 9 to push the score on to 156, with Jordan Wilson the last man out.

Triangle superstar and winner of PRT haircut of the week (best trim category), Simon Proffitt took the early wicket of Jack Evelaigh with a slower ball that fooled the batsmen as it was proceeded by what could best be described as bits and pieces medium pace filth.

Nick Voss was not to be suckered so easily, dismissing more of this fare to the ropes until Proffitt roused himeslf, upping his pace and he drove one straight at Morris in the covers. After Joe Adkins and Morris had failed to make inroads up the hill, Matt Randell dispensed with the gloves and immediately found the Amjad Gill's outside edge with Proffitt taking a fine diving catch at first slip, who hardly mentioned this at all afterwards.

When Tom Dalkins removed the dangerous Sam Roles soon afterwards, the islanders had some hope of a rare win. These hopes were raised further as Matt Randell began turning a few deliveries to claim 3 more wickets and the visitors were on the rack at 118/7. Unfortunately, Triangle were unable to dislodge the final pairing of Javed Gill (21*) and James Pretty (12*) who saw Charlton Down ease home with 3 wickets in hand.

Points:

PRT 7, Charlton Down 20