Leaders show no mercy to strugglers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

THRIPLOW seconds maintained their 100 per cent record of defeats in comprehensive fashion when they were smashed by league leaders Thurlow. Thriplow have now lost each of the four games they have played with their latest defeat rooting them to the bottom

THRIPLOW seconds maintained their 100 per cent record of defeats in comprehensive fashion when they were smashed by league leaders Thurlow.

Thriplow have now lost each of the four games they have played with their latest defeat rooting them to the bottom of the table.

Thurlow won the toss and batted first, with Thriplow restricting their opponents to 39-1 in the first 10 overs.

However, little did they know that the hosts were preparing to launch an onslaught that would take the match away from the visitors.

Aided by some loose bowling, Thurlow posted a score of 233-6, with only Thriplow's Richie Turner causing any real damage.

Turner ended with 3-37 from his allotted 10 overs, and almost single-handedly tackled the Thurlow batsmen and earned a lot of respect in the process.

The Thriplow batting performance followed the same course as recent weeks and was simply not good enough.

John Anderson (18) weathered the storm and was looking to accelerate when he was dismissed, by of a fine one-handed catch by Hulyer.

Carr, Baxter, Walker, and Tuck were all dismissed cheaply to leave the visitors on 41-5 in the 18th over, and staring defeat in the face.

Jerry Jackson (26) showed signs of finding his form, returning from a long lay-off, and with the assistance of Jon Goodacre (18) and Dabnor (13) did well restore some pride, moving the score on to 123 all out.

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