Five in a row for Tewin Cricket Club

PUBLISHED: 15:25 14 June 2018

Paul Shankster was among the wickets again for Tewin. Picture: DANNY LOO

Paul Shankster was among the wickets again for Tewin. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Tewin made it five wins on the bounce with a 71-run win against Old Finchelians 2nds.

Winning the toss and batting first, the Upper Green-based cricket club’s Matt Vacani (34) and Rob Patterson (35) both looked in fine form as they put on 82 for the first wicket.

However, Finchelians fought back well, picking up five quick wickets in a mini collapse for Tewin.

Some good support by Mo Harihar and Marcus Hill, who both put on important partnerships with the standout batsman of the innings, Luke Wilde, helped to push the innings on.

Wilde scored a fantastic 90 off 102 balls which included 12 boundaries, playing a captain’s innings and guiding Tewin’s first team up to a par score of 231-9 in their 50 overs.

In response, some tight early bowling from Paul Shankster (2-39) and Harihar (1-22) built up some early pressure on the Old Finchelians batting line-up.

Both picked up an early wicket and they were ably supported by a fantastic spell of bowling from Jamie Bryce (3-34).

Wilde (2-41) and Will Pickworth (2-23) also bowled well as Tewin continued to pick up wickets at regular intervals, whilst restricting the runs.

Pickworth finished the innings off in the penultimate over, with Tewin bowling out the Finchley side for 160 after 48.4 overs to secure a resounding 71-run win and remain top of Division Six A.

Meanwhile the second team had a fantastic six-wicket win against Harpenden.

Bowling first, Harpenden hit 180-7 with two wickets for Lewis Cullen but Tewin chased this down, with Fred Kelly hitting a fantastic 60*, Jon Taylor 44, Paul Hiskens 29 and Dennis Hill a quickfire 25, leaving them third in the league.

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