Towering display by Carlton

August 30, 2022

Carlton Towers 1st XI 205 all out York 2nd XI 167 all out

As the covers came off at York, captain Rob Holah won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first. Two early wickets fell as Henry Bayston and Tom Collins both went with the score at 9 for 2. Alex Hartley, who was making his first team debut, put on a partnership of 20 with Rob Holah until Hartley had to go for 7. Another wicket fell straight after and Carlton were 29 for 4. Marcus Thandi (26) and Rob Holah (29) led a minor recovery and finished with a partnership of 24.

Nicky Holah and Thandi put on 50 together before Thandi was out for a well made 26. Holah (59) and Lingard (40) put on a fine end to the innings and the score finished at 205 all out with one ball left. Mathew Hodsdon, who finished with two wickets and giving away just 28 runs in his 13 overs, was arguably the best bowler for York. York were chasing an average total, but they had a mountain to climb when Mark Spetch and Collins put them at 11 for 5 in nine overs. However, when Tom Forsdike came out to bat things changed.

He was joined by Matt Scurry and they put on a partnership of over 50. Josh Cruise removed Scurry on 20 and the score stood at 107 for 7. Nigel Durham and Tom Backhouse helped Forsdike reach 71 before Carlton bowled York out for 167. The wickets were shared by Collins (4 for 20 off 13), Holah, Spetch and Josh Cruise. Carlton’s next fixture is away at Hull Zingari. Carlton Towers 2nd XI 193 all out Church Fenton 1st XI 194 for 4 On their first visit to the Fishpond Field in a league fixture Church Fenton won the toss and put Carlton into bat.

The innings rumbled along with only one partnership above 40 between James Stephenson (12) and Marcus Atkinson who held the innings together with an excellent 59 off 101 balls coming in at four and being ninth out, ex-skipper Hardeep Singh chipped in with 22 off 24 balls including three fours and a six as the innings ended in the 41st over for 193. Any hopes of Carlton winning the game was blunted by an opening stand of 111 by Simon Wilman (46) and Martin Charlton who went on to finish with 96 not out with 16 fours and a six as the visitors clenched victory with six and a half overs still available. James Knibb took three of the wickets to fall. (25-08-733 GT)

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