In the glorious setting of Iscoyd Park, Fenns Bank took the initiative at the outset on Saturday by winning the toss and electing to bat.
The decision looked to have backfired a little when they lost their opening bat to the first ball of the game, but an excellent unbeaten 126 from no.3 Duncan Wright guided the home side to 234 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 45 overs.
The pick of our bowlers was Tim Turner with an excellent 15 over spell of controlled seam bowling yielding 3 for 36.
Our fielding and bowling was excellent throughout, the highlight being a one handed diving catch by Tim Morris at gulley to dismiss the Fenns’ captain – having dropped a far simpler catch off the same batsman the ball before! Just wanted to prove he’s agile enough to still pull off the more spectacular diving catches if you ask me……
In reply, the early loss of the in-form Ben Hipkiss was not the best of starts but a partnership of 58 from Toothy (30) and Griffer (19), laid a solid platform which unfortunately, we were unable to build on. It really needed one of the top order to build a big innings to take the game to Fenns, but the loss of wickets on a regular basis as batsmen seemed to have got themselves settled meant the home side total rarely looked under threat.
Another hard hitting 37 from Aidan Martyn was the highlight of the Cae Glas reply, with a cameo innings of 32 not out from stand in skipper Gaz Edgerton ensured that a losing draw was comfortable secured as the innings closed on 194 for 8.
Fenns Bank 16 pts Cae Glas 9 pts.