Sept 5 – Cae Glas II v Allscott II

Fourth bottom Cae Glas II entertained second bottom Allscott II at Gatacre on Saturday in a Reserve League Two basement battle. The match ended in a closely fought draw, a result that did little to boost either side’s fight to retain their league status.


Pete looking happy yet again as he was top scorer with 54

The visitors were asked to bat first and, after a quickfire start, might have been slightly disappointed to be pegged back to finish on 142 for 6 from their 40 overs. Opener and skipper Richard Addison hit 42 and Shaun Southern produced a miserly spell of bowling, conceding only 28 runs from 15 overs, but unluckily being the only home bowler to finish without a wicket.

In reply, The Glas got off to a measured start, but, after drinks, picked up the run-rate and were well placed needing 24 off the last 5 overs with six wickets remaining. Alas, despite the best efforts of a depleted middle-order line-up, clever captaincy and bowling from Allscott left them 5 runs short of their target, finishing on 137 for 7. The ever-dependable Pete Bowyer top-scored with 54 and there were also excellent supporting knocks from Aled Roberts (23) and the evergreen Andy Kemp (20).

Cae Glas  9 points, Allscott  11 points.

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