Barley made to suffer at the hands of Cokenach

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 11 May 2010

Cokenach (111-8) beat Barley (110 all out) by two wickets. COKENACH inflicted a fifth straight defeat on Barley as the local rivals continue to move in opposite directions in the league. Alex Yandell continued his impressive form with the ball for Cokenac

Cokenach (111-8) beat Barley (110 all out) by two wickets.

COKENACH inflicted a fifth straight defeat on Barley as the local rivals continue to move in opposite directions in the league.

Alex Yandell continued his impressive form with the ball for Cokenach by bowling three maidens in an opening spell of 0-10, and although Peter Clarke (3-35) was more expensive at the other end he picked up the wickets of Martin Beedell (23), Mark Downer (1) and Brian Symes (10), the latter to a tremendous catch by Matt Stevens.

Despite losing wickets and with plenty of overs left, the Barley middle order of Chris Markham (21), Paddy McMahon (15) and Nick Butler (17) offering some resistance.

In a superb fielding display, Stevens, Yandell and Jack Sirett took excellent catches, with James Keel (3-44) and Rob Stone (3-11) picking up the remaining wickets as Barley collapsed to 110 all out in 29 overs.

In reply, Cokenach skipper Phil Seale's decision to rotate the usual batting order gave Barley a glimmer of hope when Stevens (4) was caught at square leg from a ball that popped and then Nigel Sirett (0) was trapped in front to a ball that kept low.

Ali Wallace (0-11) and Nick Butler (2-16) bowled a tight opening spell, before a partnership between John Gill (13) and Yandell took Cokenach towards their target.

The introduction of spinner Martin Beedell (4-31) almost changed the game as rash shots from Liam Botten (3), James Keel (15) and Peter Clarke (8) left Cokenach on 90-6, however, Yandell (48no) continued to bat sensibly and posted his highest score for the club and the win was sealed with 10 overs remaining.

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