Back On Track

By BH - October 6 2015
Back On Track Baston were looking to end a 2 game winless run with a visit to Spalding Grammar School to face Pinchbeck.

Adam lost the toss, but Pinchbeck wanted to bat anyway, so Hilless shared new ball duties with Liam, and instantly both were on the spot and keeping it very tight. Liam was particularly unlucky (shame) as he found the edge several times but a catch was unlikely in the useless slip cordon.

As often in games like this, the breakthrough came from a bit of brilliant fielding as Biggers ran in from mid off and ran out Crook (18) with a direct hit. A few balls later and Baston's nemesis Sam Smiff was back in the pavilion after being caught by Milts Founts. Jackson (32) and Egg started to build a good partnership but Liam finally ousted Jackson who ran out of lives with Downie taking the catch (and no doubt with an excellent catching technique)

Lazy Egg (30) was removed by the impressive John Lamin (4-18) thanks to a good catch stood up by keeper Ben, and apart from Langford (16), the Pinchbeck tail showed little resistance to the excellent bowling and fielding and Pinchbeck were all out for 111, with Dyer taking 3-21.

 

With little experience in the batting, Ben was sent to open with Liam, with Sporty promoted up to 4.

Liam gave Baston the initiative, and put Pinchbeck on the back foot smashing a brilliant 38 within the first 8 overs including 7 fours, before skying one and giving Egg a wicket.

15 Pinchbeck (2) - Liam

One big shot too far from Liam

 

 

Lamin joined Ben and both knuckled down to grind it out. Lamin (6) was unlucky and snicked off, but with Baston needing just 50 to win, there was little concern.

Sporty joined Ben and while the scoring was slow, they gave up no chances frustrating the bowlers and keeping the scoreboard ticking.

After 31 overs, Pinchbeck had enough with Baston needing 8 to win, so gave the ball to joke bowler Kidd, who sent down 6 wides and gave Ben a brace off his fourth legal delivery for a Baston 20 point win, with Ben unbeaten on 34, and Sporty on 18.

15 Pinchbeck (2) - BenBen carried his bat for 34*

Scorecard: http://baston.play-cricket.com/website/results/2374233