Downpour ends Thriplow victory hopes

PUBLISHED: 12:34 26 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:12 12 May 2010

HOPING to build on last week s encouraging performance, Thriplow seconds saw their match with Weston Colville called off with just a 96-run target to chase. Weston started strongly, with captain Glover launching his first ball high over mid-on.  However

HOPING to build on last week's encouraging performance, Thriplow seconds' saw their match with Weston Colville called off with just a 96-run target to chase.

Weston started strongly, with captain Glover launching his first ball high over mid-on.

However, Weston's tactic of all-out aggression soon began to backfire.

Glover was the first to perish, when he was bowled by a lethal Tuck yorker. Max Baron then picked up a further two wickets, with batsmen going for a number of rash shots.

When Bragg tried to get off the mark by launching Tuck for six over mid-off, Thriplow skipper Collins pulled off a superb catch, and Weston Colville were in trouble at 38-4.

After a brief recovery the introduction of Turner and Woolley then turned the game emphatically in Thriplow's favour.

Turner had a double wicket maiden, including a sharp stumping by second team debutant William Wright, and Woolley then took two for two in his first two overs, leaving Weston Colville on 63-8.

Weston Colville's tail enders managed to accumulate another 32 runs before eventually being finished off by Woolley, who took 4-9 off seven overs.

With a target of only 96 Thriplow sensed victory, but then the rain came.

The teams waited almost two hours for the pitch to dry out, but a second downpour put paid to Thriplow's hopes.

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