Abington openers pile on the agony
ON an overcast and blustery day Thriplow seconds encountered some breezy batting from a strong Abington seconds side and found themselves blown away, succumbing to a 63-run defeat and failing to take a wicket in the process. Thriplow s opening bowling pa
ON an overcast and blustery day Thriplow seconds encountered some breezy batting from a strong Abington seconds side and found themselves blown away, succumbing to a 63-run defeat and failing to take a wicket in the process.
Thriplow's opening bowling pair of Ali King and Nathan Sugden bowled well but struggled for any early movement, and the Abington batsmen slowly began to assert themselves with a number of impressive shot selections.
The defining moment of the game came from the bowling of King, who lured Randall into an airy off drive which crucially slipped out of, rather than into, the hands of Tom Care at mid off.
Chances from this point were few and far between and the Abington pair recorded an unbeaten stand of 225 in their allotted 40 overs, with Randall 121 not out and Godsmark 86 not out.
The home side felt that the target set could well be achievable with a fast outfield, short boundaries and a reliable surface.
But they lost star batsmen Carr for 6 with the score on 17.
- 1 Goalkeeper with incurable brain tumour overwhelmed by fundraiser response
- 2 Melbourn Village College ready for Hastings battle in quarter-finals of national cup
- 3 Ian Stewart murder trial: Diane 'suffered lack of oxygen for up to an hour'
- 4 Royston drama group CADS announces winner of 2022 Fred Sillence Award
- 5 Former nurse at Stevenage's Lister Hospital struck off
- 6 Fake Dyson Airwrap and Primark baby toy among recent recalled items
- 7 Experience University of Cambridge Museums' free Twilight with the Museums sleepover at home
- 8 Meldreth mental health cancer support charity appoints first patron
- 9 Patients required to continue wearing face coverings in healthcare settings
- 10 Hundreds in Herts fined for breaking lockdown rules
Captain Dabnor (24) steadied the ship briefly, but his fall was quickly followed by the dismissal of opener Walker (28), which triggered a batting collapse to leave Thriplow reeling at 75 for 5.
Andrew Woolley hit a career-best 17, as Thriplow limped to 162 for 8.