Royal Navy v BPCC - BP sink Royal Navy


On another blisteringly hot day Mick MARTIN was grateful to have won the toss again and chose to bat. That didn’t look such a good idea however at 39-3 with Alan Davidson, Jon Cumberbatch and the captain back in the pavilion.

A stand of 66 from Ryan WATKINS and Russ Bryan took the total to 105 with the latter well held by Pollard on 28.

Ted ROE came to the middle with an intent to turn his cameo knocks into substance and partnered Ryan WATKINS (65) to a total of 149 before the Welshman was cleaned up by Grasham.

The next phase of the game was to be crucial. BP were grateful that it tilted in their direction with a stand of 74 in 35 minutes with Roe getting a BP PB of 71 before being bowled by Naylor – the total 223-6. Matt Storey (24) had another useful stand of 31 partnering Mitchell Harris (14) until the pair were dismissed in quick succession.

There was enough time for a quick fire 16 from Ben Dowling before he retired having received a blow to the helmet from a ‘beamer’ – a final total of 281-8.

In the second half Andy Sidgreaves 3-21 in 10 overs of accurate line and length and Mitchell Harris spinning 4-37 from his 10 overs together ensured an emphatic win for BP by a substantial 96 runs.

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