Sat Aug 24, Cae Glas v Acton Reynald

Following the win last week against Church Stretton, Cae Glas were hoping to continue the winning momentum with a trip to mid-table Acton Reynald. On a glorious afternoon for cricket, stand-in skipper George Candler won the toss and asked the hosts to bat in this 45 over game. Although the track was favouring the batsmen, there was something in it for the bowlers and it wasn’t long before the opening bowling attack of George Jones and Gary Davies were soon making in-roads into the oppositions batting taking 2 quick wickets with just 7 runs scored. Acton Reynald skipper Johnny Evans however started to score runs freely and raced to 38 before being superbly caught and bowled by George Jones who continued to bowl well returning figures of 4 for 51. Further wickets then tumbled before a 50 run seventh wicket partnership almost halted the excellent progress Cae Glas were making. However with the introduction of Andy ‘swerve’ Hughes further wickets fell, aided by some outstanding fielding catches to dismiss the homeside for 145 in under 39 overs. Andy Hughes finished with 4 for 25 with Gary Davies and Nick Broadbent chipping in with a wicket apiece. It was important that Cae Glas backed up the excellent work done to dismiss the hosts by batting sensibly, and openers Ian ‘toothy’ Holgate and Ben Hipkiss duly obliged putting on 103 for the first wicket before Toothy was eventually dismissed for a well crafted 39. Three quick wickets soon fell giving the hosts a glimmer of hope however Ben Hipkiss topped off a fine afternoon, carrying his bat through the innings to register the teams highest individual score for the season for an excellent 67 not out. Cae Glas surpassed the 145 target in just 31 overs for a comprehensive 7 wicket victory. Pick of the Acton Reynald bowlers was the Kev Harrison with 3 for 38. Next up for Cae Glas is Bishops Castle at home where they will hope the winning momentum continues

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