Comfortable win for Wicken at Chrishall

WICKEN Cricket Club continued their programme of Sunday friendly games with a comfortable six-wicket win over Chrishall.

WICKEN Cricket Club continued their programme of Sunday friendly games with a comfortable six-wicket win over Chrishall.

The home side won the toss and elected to bat on a strip which proved to be fairly lively but fine spells of bowling from Simon Murfitt (3-15) and Chris Branch, restricted the start of the Chrishall innings to just a few runs per over.

The pressure continued as Alex French returned figures of 5-4 from his eight overs which added to a run out and a wicket for Wicken debutant Alan Firmin.

Regular openers Josh Pope (41) and Ben Green (24) wasted no time in getting stuck into the target but a flurry of three wickets for a dozen runs at the 65 mark gave a bit of hope to Chrishall and put a bit of doubt in the minds of the Wicken batsmen. The loss of one more wicket, Rob Jones for 17, brought in Alan Firmin (16*) who capped his first game by hitting the winning runs.


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