Greneway given harsh lesson
Greneway suffer eight-wicket defeat
In idyllic surroundings and on a superb wicket, Greneway learnt the hard way the improtance of line and length in bowling.
After being put into bat, the visitors started well with Joe Graves and Callum Orvis looking comfortable and puttting on 25 before Graves was bowled by the impressive Drayton. This bought skipper Kyran Perhar to the crease and he played some good shots before a wicked delivery from Wood took his off stump.
This left Greneway on 44-2 and brought Jack Freeman to the fray. He too played some good shots before falling lbw to leave Grenway at 50-3 and struggling to find flowing runs.
Ollie Bass played a good shot off his legs before he was comprehensivley trapped lbw. Mitchell Harness looked comfortable but was then forced into giving a catch off Norrington.
The shot of the day was played in the next over by Ollie Shepherd as he drove down the wicket off a good length ball for four runs. Unfortunately, like his team mates, he couldn’t capitalise on this and was caught next ball (63-7).
Sam Edney then joined the resilent Orvis and they tried to move the score along but found the bowling too accurate. Greneway withstood the St.Christopher’s bowlers but could not build up a big score and finished on 74-6.
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Joe Graves and Perhar opened the bowling and their good deliveries caused the St.Chris openers some problems. The loose ones, however, were punished and this was the story for all the Greneway bowlers as anything down legside was dispatched emphatically for boundaries.
Orvis followed up his epic batting marathon with two quick wickets as he bowled Palmer and had Loakes superbly caught at mid-off by Jack Freeman (57-2).
Good fielding by Emily Griffin, Bass, Leo Pickett, Nathan Coote and Simon Kirkham made the hosts work for their runs. Edney joined the attack and his line and length caused Norrington and Drayton real problems. He was unlucky not have both caught with excellent deliveries. But just as he had them worried some less accurate deliveries enabled them to hit boundaries. Mitchell Harness also bowled well but St.Chirstopher reached their target with seven overs to spare leaving Greneway to absorb a crucial lesson in the importance of line and length.