Congresbury register seventh consecutive victory

PUBLISHED: 09:39 28 July 2017

A cricket scorebook and pink balls for a T20 fixture

A cricket scorebook and pink balls for a T20 fixture

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Congresbury registered their seventh consecutive victory at home against Hambrook, thanks to a strong all-round performance.

A strong all-round performance from Congresbury saw them claim their seventh successive victory at home against Hambrook.

The hosts were superior in all departments, bowling Hambrook out for just 168 before knocking off the runs with 12 overs and five wickets to spare.

Congresbury skipper Sam Evans won the toss and elected to bowl on a day when rain was expected to play a part. The ball swung early in the match and Camron Harding looked particularly dangerous, taking three scalps in his opening spell to reduce Hambrook to 37-3.

His opening partner Stephen Baker also found some movement and was unlucky not to have a wicket of his own. Iraq Thomas came into the attack and he also snared three victims with accurate seam bowling.

The Hambrook lower order stuck around for a while, playing some agricultural shots, but the controlled spin of Evans and brothers Sam and Jack Kearns proved too much for them, finishing well below par.

The Congresbury reply started in confident fashion with Mike Fisher and Ritchie Bann putting on 97 for the first wicket. Fisher looked in particularly good form striking 10 fours and one six in his breezy yet controlled innings.

When Fisher fell for 55 with Bann (24), Stuart Castle (4) and Thomas (1) following soon after, Congresbury threatened to collapse.

However, youth came to the party and Cameron Harding (36 not out) with the help of the Kearns boys saw Congresbury home with more than 12 overs to spare.

Congresbury have now won 11 of 12 matches, remaining in first place one win ahead of Frenchay.

The North Somerset team will visit Nailsea for a local derby on Saturday.

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