Cricket: Two wins on the bounce for Londesborough Park 1sts

Britcom sponsored Londesborough Park’s first XI made it two wins on the bounce last weekend following their trip to the land of cheap ale at Thorpe Arch & Boston Spa.

The hosts took to the field first and struck early in the Park’s innings as John Williamson was bowled by Whatmore for a brace.

Greg Drewery and James Beevers shared in a partnership of 41 before the latter departed for 28. Skipper Charlie Rook chipped in with 19 and Drewery clocked up a half century as the Park’s total reached three figures.

Cameos from Ben Lewis and Steve Dawson added valuable runs but a number of batsmen got themselves out with injudicious shots rather than being overwhelmed by the TABS attack.

Fortunately, Mark Tissiman came to the rescue with a solid 41 at the back end of the innings which terminated in the final over on 188, well shy of what could have been.

The second half of the contest was dominated by man of the match Tissiman.

Darren Moody set the tone, trapping opener Griffiths lbw without a run on the board. TABS then rallied through Whatmore (19) and Wheatley (23) before Tissiman’s introduction into the attack reaped rich rewards as the hosts were reduced from 41-1 to 44-5.

Nathan Saltmer joined the wicket-taking action as he picked up his first two victims for the Park’s first XI.

Tissiman took his tally to six off 9 overs, conceding a mere 11 runs in the process and skipper Rook polished off the tail with his fifth delivery to secure a comprehensive 114-run victory against much-changed and below par opposition.

The successful match ball was kindly sponsored by XYZ Printers.

This Saturday, the Park return to home territory to face Clifton Alliance second XI.

Londesborough Park 188

Thorpe Arch & Boston Spa 74