Care has Bumpstead reeling

THRIPLOW seconds completed a successful double for the club with a consummate victory over a lacklustre Helions Bumpstead. Opening Thriplow bowlers Tom Care and Andrew Woolley found the humid, swing-friendly conditions to their liking and wickets soon beg

THRIPLOW seconds completed a successful double for the club with a consummate victory over a lacklustre Helions Bumpstead.

Opening Thriplow bowlers Tom Care and Andrew Woolley found the humid, swing-friendly conditions to their liking and wickets soon began to tumble.

Brazier went for a duck, before Care bowled the next four batsmen to take the first five wickets in a brilliant a solo performance.

Poor Woolley could only rue his luck as his challenging spell of 10-6-14-0 remained unrewarded, while Care ended his spell with a splendid 10-3-14-5.


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Helions Bumpstead were at 29 for 5 half way through their innings, and the change of bowling did nothing to release the shackles.

Jeremy Tuck replaced Care at the pavilion end and Richie Turner replaced Woolley.

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And clearly the pavilion was the end of choice because Tuck (5-0-11-3) took the next three wickets to fall, while Turner, for all his guile and variation remained wicketless and relatively expensive with 6-3-13-0.

A further round of bowling changes saw the back of Bumpstead for only 53, with Robert Craze taking a wicket in his only over, while Theo Giasemidis took the last wicket with his first ball.

With a meagre total to chase, Thriplow were able to open up with the new pairing of Craze and Giasemidis.

They lost Craze for a single, but Walker and Giasemidis steered them back on track.

Thriplow lost Walker (7), before Carr came in and took control with a cool 10, and alongside Giasemidis (35 not out) saw them home with more than 20 overs to spare.

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