Gallery: St Ives put an end to Pymoor's good form
PUBLISHED: 14:25 13 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:58 04 May 2010
PYMOOR S recent run of good form was brought to an abrupt end at the weekend at the hands of a dynamic St Ives side. Steve Saberton s men were imperious at Willingham last week, but some polished fielding from St Ives coupled with a volatile pitch saw th
PYMOOR'S recent run of good form was brought to an abrupt end at the weekend at the hands of a dynamic St Ives side.
Steve Saberton's men were imperious at Willingham last week, but some polished fielding from St Ives coupled with a volatile pitch saw them notch up just 105 runs, a score St Ives knocked off with relative ease, consigning them to a five wicket loss.
Opting to bat first, Pymoor struggled to deal with some unpredictable bounce that time and again, saw good length balls rear up to shoulder height. Aside from a respectable innings of 33 from Jamie Russell, there was little to cheer for Pymoor as they were reduced to 105 all out.
Though they had a small target to defend, Pymoor had the opportunity to take early wickets on a wicket conducive to their cause, but the home pace attack proved unable to cause a similar level of strife for St Ives with ball in hand.
A change in pace with the introduction of spinner Paul Ruskin, brought some hope for the home side as he claimed 3-22, but it wasn't enough to rattle St Ives and they reached 109-5 in a little under 30 overs to claim victory.
Despite the loss Pymoor's Darren Ebbs, believes the team are still in with a shot at the league title, he told the Ely Standard: "We are still up with the big teams in third place and crucially we still have to play Wimblington twice, who are in second place so I think it is all still in our hands at this stage.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.