Royston plunged deeper into trouble

PUBLISHED: 17:14 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:05 11 May 2010

Royston I (90 all out) lost to Cottenham (92-3) by seven wickets Royston slipped to another defeat at home to Cottenham on Saturday and now face a tough trip to March this weekend to try and clamber up the table. It was another case of a bad day to lose t

Royston I (90 all out) lost to Cottenham (92-3) by seven wickets

Royston slipped to another defeat at home to Cottenham on Saturday and now face a tough trip to March this weekend to try and clamber up the table.

It was another case of a bad day to lose the toss as Royston were put in to bat on a slow, wet and lively track which reared its head as early as the third over as Martyn Leek received a shooter that trapped him lbw for 0.

Matt Graham was the recipient of a good yorker and seven of the Royston batting line-up scored two runs or less.

Paul Miller and Ashley Judge offered some resistance, putting on 15 and 24 respectively, but Chris Tuck was bowling dangerously.

The tail wagged for the Crows with Chris Hootton top scoring with 26, dragging Royston to 90 before Cottenham finished off the innings, Evans also finishing with four wickets.

Royston started promisingly, Hootton getting one to cut back to bowl Tuck for four, and then Barker was beaten for pace and bowled for 12.

Colquitoun put on 40 not out and, despite the removal of key man Talaga caught from Matt Graham's bowling for 17, there were too few runs to defend and Cottenham passed the winning total for the loss of three wickets.

Royston currently hang dangerously close to the relegation zone and need to pull out some big performances in the coming weeks, starting at March next Saturday.

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