Convincing victory for Congresbury
PUBLISHED: 10:18 12 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:26 24 May 2010
CONGRESBURY travelled to Pak Bristolians last Saturday and came back with a convincing eight wicket win. The home side won the toss and elected to bat and when they had passed the 50 mark for the loss of no wickets, it looked as though this had been a goo
CONGRESBURY travelled to Pak Bristolians last Saturday and came back with a convincing eight wicket win.The home side won the toss and elected to bat and when they had passed the 50 mark for the loss of no wickets, it looked as though this had been a good decision.However, two quick wickets from Bullock changed matters and Pak Bristolians had to rebuild. They were making some good progress when Baker removed Sadiq from 22.From then on the remaining Pak Bristolian batsmen had little answer to the varied Congresbury attack that included the leg spin of Andrews. In the end they were all out for 108. The wickets were evenly shared between the Congresbury bowlers, with Baker producing the best return of 3-17.Special mention should go to Rich Elliott, who took the big transition from Under-15 cricket to 1st XI league cricket in his stride. He bowled three tidy overs, the first of many to come at this level.In reply, Congresbury had little trouble in reaching the modest target. Opening with the seasoned pairing of Clifton and Fisher, they got off to a solid start and had made the lion's share of the total when Fisher mis-judged the line and was bowled by Hadaq for 38.At the other end Clifton reached his 50, only to hole out with the scores tied. Congresbury won by eight wickets.This was a good all round performance, but it is fair to say that Congresbury will face more severe challenges in the weeks to come.