First team made to earn Martinstown victory

Summer has arrived! Time for shorts, suntan lotion, ice creams and for batsman to start scoring lots of runs! Martinstown, having arrived at Poole Park full of confidence after a decent start to the season, won the toss and decided to bat first. After a couple of close calls Gerety and Kershaw quickly moved the total on to 39 before Kirk hit the middle stump and Gerety was on his way. At 60-1 Martinstown were going along quite nicely. Jackson then took two wickets in 2 balls and panic seemed to set in! Wickets then began to fall at a steady rate with wickets shared between Wilson (3), Jackson (2), Rushton (2) and Wormington (2) as Martinstown were all out for 98.


Against a family attack of Stewart and Stewart, Van Wyk and Alam were quickly back in the pavilion and Poole were 17-2. Stonier (27) and Kear (24) went on the attack and a fine 51 partnership ensued. However Stonier, Kear and Armstrong were out in quick succession and Poole were suddenly 76-5. With no more alarms Poole entered the 90’s with a strong scent of victory. However 91-5 quickly became 95-8 and it was game on. Rushton was still there though and with the help of Kirk they managed to get Poole over the line with a two wicket win.


Onto Broadstone away next week.


Martinstown - 99 ao - (40 overs)


Gerety - 28

Kershaw - 24


Wilson - 3/15


Poole Town - 99/8 (27 overs)


Stonier - 27

Kear - 24


Kershaw - 5/38






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