Match reports: Rowner and Angmering

19th and 20th of July 2014

Saturday:
Salthill looking to return to winning ways in the league welcomed Rowner
who were also struggling for form. The home side lost the toss and were put
in to bat. A 91 run opening partnership between Skipper Wallsgrove and
Richardson, before the latter fell on 40, gave Salthill a very solid start.
This allowed a big hitting middle order to swing freely after Wallsgrove
fell on 69, as another notable knock from Longland with 43 helped pushed
Salthill to 244 all out with a couple of overs left. After tea Salthill got
to work in the field. Johnson after struggling with length picked up the all
important breakthrough which was well caught by debutant Wilson. Heather
then struck removing the other opener, and claiming another soon after. It
was Ruewell however who starred with the ball as he took 4-4 shredding
through the Rowner batting line up and helping to bowl out the away team for
just 56. Salthill up to 6th in the league move on to Bursledon next week.

Sunday:
Angmering travelled to Fishbourne on what turned out to be a scorcher of a
day. Salthill won the toss and chose to bowl. The decision by Heather
initially looked a good one as Wilson and himself opened up with some very
tight bowling. Wilson claiming all the glory as he took the first 3 wickets
leaving Angmering struggling on 10-3. Hawkins and C Mitchell batted well in
the middle order for Angmering scoring 27 and 33 respectively. It was
Lovegrove however who starred with the bat smashing 58 after a watchful
start. Russell picked up regular wickets in the middle order finishing with
4-41 from 7 and Wilson 3-32 from 6. Angmering all out for 166. Another
delicious tea and another good day with the bat for Salthill as a 72-run
opening partnership laid a solid start to the innings. Wallsgrove was out
first run out with a great piece of fielding from H Hughes. Wilson remained
and smashed his way to 69. The score was 138 when Wilson fell and brought
Longland (22*) to the crease who along with Johnson (31*) saw the runs off
with ease, finishing with a 6 and only 2 wickets down. A fine victory for
Salthill rounding off a good weekend of cricket.