Thursday 14 July 2011 

A Family Affair As Preston Capes Beat Fenny Compton

A Family Affair As Preston Capes Beat Fenny Compton
A Family Affair As Preston Capes Beat Fenny Compton
 

A Preston Capes side comprising four sets of brothers and a father and son provided a unique backdrop to a 47 run victory at Fenny Compton, the visitors eleven coming from just six families.

Winning the toss, the visitors found runs hard to come by on a surface starved of water by a blend of the skies and the ‘thou shalt not’ element of the local parish council. Ben Strong (younger brother) compiled a potent 31 and Matt Daynes (younger) powered his way to a typically belligerent 30.

Simon Franks (also younger) mustered a patient 24 in partnership with David Holmes (son) who was out for 17. Wickets tumbled in the final overs - four apiece to Derek Maries and Andy Waller - and the hosts were left with a very achievable target of 129.

Preston Capes needed early wickets and these came from Matt Daynes (also a county class swimmer) whose 5-28 paved the way to a hard earned win. He was capably supported by Ian Holmes (old man) with 3-25. Craig Harris battled well for Fenny Compton with 41 but he ran out of partners and Preston Capes collected the 20 points.