Sutton's Woes Continue
SUTTON 2nd XI s misery with the bat continued at the weekend as they were taken to task by the clinically efficient March Town 3rd XI. Runs have been in short supply for Sutton this season, and so it proved once more on this occasion as a telling lack of
SUTTON 2nd XI's misery with the bat continued at the weekend as they were taken to task by the clinically efficient March Town 3rd XI.
Runs have been in short supply for Sutton this season, and so it proved once more on this occasion as a telling lack of runs allowed March to saunter to victory and consign Sutton to a nine wicket loss.
Having won the toss and with sun glaring overhead, Sutton opted to wield the bat first in a bid to put some runs on the board whilst allowing the sun to sap the determination of the visiting March side.
The home side were never able to click out of first gear however, as the assured and fiercely accurate bowling of March's four pronged attack allowed them to tear at the heart of the home line-up.
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So profound was their success that not a single of the home line-up managed to break into double figures, eventually falling to 47 all out. Ryan Bowles (9) led the way for the home side with a decent start, but like so many of his team mates, they failed to make their stay at the crease a prolonged one.
Needing nothing short of a miracle in reply, Sutton's task with the ball was an unenviable one. March were in no mood to hand around and, but for the loss of their opening batsmen Lewis Hilliard, they were largely untroubled and sealed victory midway through the ninth over.
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David Mayle was the pick of the bowlers for Sutton with his return of 1-4 the highlight of a short stay in the field. The loss keeps Sutton rooted to the foot of Division 3A.