Extra help for batsmen can't save Evenwood from defeat at Hunwick
EVENWOOD’S batsmen struggled in this latest round to of Durham Cricket League games.
After winning the toss and electing to have first knock, none reached 20 and had it not been for the 44 extras – including 35 wides and no-balls – Evenwood would have been sent back for less than three figures. Helped by the extras, Thomas Teesdale and Luke Collinson put on 32 for the first wicket before both fell without further addition to the score.
Luke Bannister played patiently before being adjudged LBW and Regan Maughan chipped in with 18 – his side’s highest individual score of the afternoon.
Jeff Bannister and Adam Martindale added late runs, but the total seemed below par at the interval.
Like Hunwick, the Evenwood bowlers sent down too many wides – 25 in all – and this, added to Arron Proud’s half century, saw the hosts home.
Billy Teesdale grabbed a couple of wickets and Kieran Petch impressed with 3-12 in four overs, in which he removed Proud for 59.
Regan Maughan was the other wicket taker as Hunwick ran out four wicket winners.
Hunwick II 249-5
Evenwood II 158-8
THE second XI fixture between the sides was a high scoring affair.
Visitors Hunwick pilled up 249-5 in their 40 overs thanks to a magnificent 124no from opener Joseph Hughes, a knock which included 14 fours and a six.
Morgan Teesdale was the pick of the Evenwood bowlers with 3-15 in his seven overs.
In reply, the Sparks – George with 51 and Tom, with 30 – held the Evenwood innings together, but the reply fell well short, closing on 158-8.