Congresbury made to pay for mistakes
PUBLISHED: 10:40 10 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:35 24 May 2010
CONGRESBURY first eleven's winning streak came to an end when they were well beaten by Winsley. Having won the toss, Congresbury elected to bat and were making solid progress until Clifton was caught off Spencer in the seventh over for 10. Storey came in
CONGRESBURY first eleven's winning streak came to an end when they were well beaten by Winsley. Having won the toss, Congresbury elected to bat and were making solid progress until Clifton was caught off Spencer in the seventh over for 10. Storey came in at three and dug in for a patient innings, leaving Fisher to make most of the scoring shots. This period of consolidation saw Congresbury pass the 100 mark for the loss of only one wicket, but with overs running out, they needed to up the run-rate.Unfortunately only Castle with 29 was able to provide any real support for Fisher who was unlucky not to make a well deserved 100 when he skied a full toss.In the end, Congresbury limped to 178-9 wickets in their 45 overs. If any of the top order had been able to build a score, it would certainly have been a more demanding total.In reply, Winsley started well and punished any loose balls from the opening attack of Lewis and Ashman. In his sixth over, Lewis got the breakthrough when he bowled Hotton for 16. This brought Zimbabwean international Duffin to the crease and he had little difficulty dealing with the Congresbury attack who were flagging in the heat. Despite another consolation wicket, Castle catching Spencer for 46 off the bowling of Andrews, Duffin and Ellett saw Winsley home with two overs to spare, Duffin ended up scoring an undefeated 76.This was a disappointing display by Congresbury who were uncharacteristically sloppy in most aspects of their game.