Mixed Success For Port
LITTLEPORT S mixed start to the season continued at the weekend as there was both success and failure for the town s teams. The first team slipped to their second defeat in as many weeks as they lost out by six wickets to Ashwell, but there was better new
LITTLEPORT'S mixed start to the season continued at the weekend as there was both success and failure for the town's teams.
The first team slipped to their second defeat in as many weeks as they lost out by six wickets to Ashwell, but there was better news for the second team as they squeezed to a four run victory against Over.
Lightning reflexes from Ashwell wicket keeper Peter Long proved a bane for the first team as he whipped the bails off of three of the Port line up to leave them with the fairly modest total of 192 from their 45 overs. Scott Connop with 46 was the stand-out performer for Port.
Despite a couple of early wickets for Jamie Leonard in reply, Port were unable to remove a stubborn middle-order and Ashwell knocked off their total with eight overs to spare.
The second team put in a much better showing though, and managed to pip Over to a four run victory thanks to determined bowling.
Robin Freestone's 67 helped Port recover from a number of early setbacks to post the visitors 168 for the win.
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Though at times Over looked on course for the victory regular wickets from Nigel Heaps (5-46) and Doug Marsh (4-77) ensured the visitors fell just four runs short.