A double header at Saltwood this weekend with two victories and league points all round.
Saturdays match against Willesborough ended in a victory for Saltwood thanks to debutant Charlie Englebretson’s batting skills down at number 11. Willesborough were bowled out for 146 off 41.2 overs, with tight bowling from opening duo Owen Reed and Ian Oakes, backed up by spells from Grenville Cartledge and Jack Woods. 146 was 50 runs short of a par score but the Saltwood reply made it look like a winning total at 90 for 7.
A captain’s innings from Teddy Easthope (26) and heavy hitting from Brice Dempster (31) got us close to the 147 required but two quick wickets left the last pair of Owen Reed and Charlie Englebretson to secure the victory. Owen’s huge swipe at his second ball didn’t inspire the home team, but a well hit four and hard run three took SCC to the 147 runs required for victory.
Minster CC provided the opposition for the the second installment of the winning weekend at Saltwood. The Saltwood pacemen ripped through the Minster batsmen for 47 in just 14 overs, with Sean Carey taking 6 wickets for just 8 runs in 5 overs and Rahim Ali taking the other 4 wickets for 21 runs. With 48 runs required you would expect a couple of early wickets to fall when Saltwood are involved, but some big hitting from the openers got Saltwood home in 5.2 overs with 10 wickets still intact. Adam Lamberton ended on 32 not out with 6 4′s off 20 balls and Arthur Leaver on 18 not out with 4 4′s off 12 balls.
Saltwood CC vs Minster CC scorecard