3rd Jun 2023

           Friday 2nd June 2023: NEPL T20 Group C : SNCC v Sunderland.

SNCC 154-6 (20o) Simon Birtwisle 35, Adam Cragg 66, Sean Tindale 23: Micky Allan 3-22, Joe Stuart 2-19, George Drissell 0-41, Fred Loveland 0-36, Matthew Heywood 1-30.

Sunderland 92ao (17.2o) Chris Youlden 44, Greg Applegarth 8, George Drissell 9: Simon Birtwisle 0-11, Sean Tindale 1-21, Gavin Paton 2-10, Nikhil Gorantla 4-19, Lee Crozier 3-20, Oli McGee 0-20.

SNCC win by 62 runs - 6 points.

The Bulls won the toss & chose to bat. Micky Allan claimed the first three wickets as Rob (0) was caught at the end of the first over, Nik (8) in the third & Hewi (10) in the 5th, 20-3.

A good partnership of 48 between Simon & Adam took the score to 68 in the 13th when Simon (35, 37b, 3x4) was caught off Heywood.

A match defining partnership of 80 in 7 overs, 10,14 & 20 coming from overs 14,15 & 18 between Adam & Sean, saw the home team total rise to 148 in the last over when both Adam (66,42b, 6x4,2x6) & Sean (23, 19b, 1x4 1x6), both very good innings', were caught off successive Stuart deliveries, but a much larger total than had at first seemed likely.

In reply Sunderland struggled, Applegarth (8) was lbw to Gavin at 12 in the 3rd, Allan (4) c & b Gavin 3 balls later, 12-2. Drissell (9) was bowled by Nik after two balls of the 6th & 4 balls later Potts (4) skied & was well held by Nathan, 27 -4.

Two in the over for Nik but there was more to come for with the first two balls of his next over Nik had Waterson (1) lbw & then comprehensively bowled Hutchinson (0) next ball, so a hat trick !! Nik 4-19, 29-6 after 8 overs.

Youlden had watched this unfold but was powerless when Stuart (5) was bowled by Lee in the 9th 38-7. In the 11th Birty caught Loveland off Lee, 47-8. Youlden was defiant & some good blows took the score to 82 in the 15th when Heywood (2) was caught by Nik off Lee.

The end came when Youlden (44,39b 3x4 3x6) was caught by Lee off Sean, 92 all out after 17.2o.

The final NEPL Group C T20 is v  Burnopfield (a) on Friday 9th June, 1800. We hope you can be there.



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