Royston continue good run with Haslingfield victory

Martin Leary bowls for Royston

Martin Leary bowls for Royston - Credit: Archant

Royston made it three league wins on the bounce with a seven-wicket victory over Haslingfield.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat.

Openers Chris Delves (one), dismissed by Martin Leary (1-5), and Harry Wells (10) quickly returned to the pavilion as the Crows raced out of the blocks.

Royston’s momentum was halted when skipper Lee Borcoski (34) and Alex Birkby (54 not out) hung around to re-ignite Haslingfield’s innings.

Birkby showed mettle at the crease but when Borcoski was removed, his subsequent partners gave him limited support.

Josh Holmes (3-9), Matt Gillham (3-42) and Pete Merrell (1-33) cleared out the middle and tail for just 10 runs as the hosts fell to 118 all out.

Royston laboured at the start, with Paul Leary making only five and Michael Miller just seven.

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Max Kindred (23), Paul Miller (45 not out) and Rob Gill (34 not out) steadied the ship though as they rallied to the win.