Cricket Match Report – Salthill CC Vs Denmead CC

An overcast afternoon in Fishbourne started with Salthill winning the toss and putting Denmead into bat. A. Court and J. Heather opened the bowling for Salthill and continuously put pressure on Denmead with  runs being at a premium and Court picking up two wickets . Denmead made it to drinks at 50 for 2 after 21 overs.  Salthill let the pressure slip after the break with Denmead scoring at a fast rate with 163 runs in the remaining 21 overs with only S. King picking up wickets with 3 for 52 off 8 overs. Denmead ended their innings at 213-6.

A winning total of 214 looked like a tall order for Salthill but A. Wallsgrove and A. Court started off well, scoring freely and swiftly moving Salthill along to 43 off of 10 overs before Court was bowled out for 26. Wallsgrove moved onto 28 before being caught out and after this wickets fell regularly with only S. Richardson and R.Fisk scoring in the double figures from the middle order leaving Salthill at 142-7. L.Carter, who was the last of the batsmen at the crease and scoring quick run, was joined by S. Wilson with 17 overs left to try and win the game from an unlikely position. Carter continued to aggressively hit boundaries with Wilson holding up the other end and the runs required quickly diminished. The winning runs came for Salthill in the 34th over with Carter guiding a ball through gully for 2, finishing on 71 Not Out. A good win for Salthill CC after finding themselves in an unlikely position and the win also takes them on to 3 wins on the bounce with a trip to Servicemaster CC next weekend.