DERBYSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 2 @ BACK LANE
15 JULY 2017 --- 1.30PM
|SECOND SHIPLEY WICKET FALLS CAUGHT AND BOWLED TO TOM COXHEAD|
Not too much travelling this week with a local game just 20 minutes from bases by the stripey boys 55a service slightly delayed due to the chaos of closing part of the bypass in Chesterfield. So with a base county watch today there was no travelling to Yorkshire and beyond and many people thought I would not be able to arrive at the ground by train, how wrong you were.
|ARRIVAL PLATFORM 1 FOR MORTON WAS COMFORTABLE IF SOMEWHAT BRIGHT|
|TENSION RISES ON THE BOUNDARY|
|STAR JUMPS COMPETITION HAS A CLEAR WINNER|
It was a cloudy and overcast day with thankfully hardly any of the pre match rain forecast falling and to this effect the ball was moving around in the early overs and Shipley Hall were only just into double figures when their second wicket fell to a sharp caught and bowled from Tom Coxhead. The visitors pushed themselves on to 85 for 4 and all looked to be going well for Morton to skittle the visitors out fairly cheaply.
|MITCH ADLINGTON LOOKS TO GET HIGHER THAN SECOND SLIP|
|ADLINGTON SENDS THE BAILS FLYING|
|ANGELO YIATSES ACKNOWLEDGES THE APPLAUSE FOR HIS CENTURY|
Morton started their reply at a pace with opener Wilmott launching the ball all around the park while Ashley Caunt played the early cautious approach. The reply was going swimmingly well until Wilmott skied a top edge and was caught for 42 including 7 fours and 1 maximum with h score on 61 for 1.
|THE TENSION I CAN HARDLY LOOK|
|MORTON CAPTAIN PAUL HOLMES CAN ONLY WATCH NOW AFTER TAKING 4 FOR 61|
|BLAIR MATHEWS RECEIVES THE APPLAUSE FOR HIS MATCH WINNING CENTURY|
The return journey was an uneventful affair and base was arrived at around 9pm after another pleasant afternoons cricket at Morton.