Cricket Match Reports
Salthill v Follands II
Salthill Cricket Club entertained visitors Follands II in their Hampshire League match on Saturday. Salthill without some key players, such as Dawtrey and Court both out with broken bones, needed a top team performance if they were going to win this match.
Follands won the toss and made Salthill bat first. Opener Wallsgrove continued his fine vein of form hitting 45 in an innings where runs were initially hard to come by. Bishop top scored with 50 and the ever popular Longland returned to the side with a quick 30. Salthill made 187 for 7.
Salthill took to the field after tea and made headway into the Follands batting line up with some steady bowling from Heather, Johnson and Bishop. It was the middle order of Harrison (40), Northway (43) and Sathe (36) which looked to be the match winning performance until the return of Heather who finished with 5 for 44. Salthill winning by 19 runs and now move up to 4th place. Salthill travel to Portsmouth Community next week
Salthill v Lavant
.Salthill welcomed Lavant on a sunny afternoon. Skipper Heather won the toss and placed Lavant in the field, in order to utilise the well prepared pitch. The decision turned out to be a good one as Salthill reached a colossal total of 274 with Selway making his impressive debut century of 118. and Bate adding a hard hitting 83. Despite the total Banks bowled well for Lavant and was rewarded with tidy figures of 8-25-1. After tea, Salthill got to work in the field, and picked up wickets regularly, Ruewell, Giles and Wallsgrove inflicting the damage picking up 7 wickets combined. Wallsgrove finishing with 7-3-8-3. Burford top scored and finished 22* for Lavant as the tail hung around and denied Salthill claiming all 10 wickets. Lavant finished on 128 for 8 and both teams look forward to the encounter next year.