Four wins in a row for Thriplow

THRIPLOW thirds made it four wins a row after putting in a good team performance to see off Bassingbourn seconds. Thriplow were put into bat and, after losing Oliver Richer early, built well through John Deed and Freddie Preston. However, when Deed and M

THRIPLOW thirds made it four wins a row after putting in a good team performance to see off Bassingbourn seconds.

Thriplow were put into bat and, after losing Oliver Richer early, built well through John Deed and Freddie Preston.

However, when Deed and Mark Richer were dismissed in quick succession, Thriplow were left on a precarious score of 47 for 3.

Preston was then joined by Richie Turner, who was batting much higher up the order than normal.


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The two youngsters put together a 50 partnership before Preston went for 42 and Turner for 30, leaving Thriplow wobbling again on 116 for 6.

Jonathan Goodacre sured up the innings with 29, and he and skipper Jon Collins pushed the score onto a total of 157 from 40 overs.

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Although this was a little less than Thriplow had hoped for, it was always going to be a challenging target on a wicket which favoured the bowlers.

And miserly opening spells by Thriplow's Mark Deed and Max Baron put the pressure on Bassingbourn, who lost two wickets early on.

However a hefty third wicket stand between Botha and Pascal took the score past 100.

But despite having wickets in hand, more tight bowling, particularly from Ian Dixon, meant that Bassingbourn were never fully in control of the run rate.

When Dixon removed Botha's middle stump, then dismissed the dangerous Cooper in his next over, the pressure began to mount on Bassingbourn.

Their main hope rested with Pascal, but when he was dismissed by a great one handed catch from Ian Dixon at square leg, the home side's innings collapsed.

The Thriplow bowlers, led by Max Baron (2 for 11), disposed of the tail in ruthless fashion, leaving the home side all out for 124.

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