Youngster Chalker comes of age for Welwyn Garden City second string
WGC 2nds fell to a six-wicket defeat against a strong-looking Luton Town & Indians outfit on Saturday. This was despite a magnificent batting performance from 15-year-old Alex Chalker whose 86- run innings gave the visitors some sort of total to chase. On
WGC 2nds fell to a six-wicket defeat against a strong-looking Luton Town & Indians outfit on Saturday.
This was despite a magnificent batting performance from 15-year-old Alex Chalker whose 86-
run innings gave the visitors some sort of total to chase.
On a greenish wicket at Digswell Park, WGC were put into bat and immediately ran into trouble losing five wickets for 41 in only 12 overs.
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But skipper Steve Willis and Chalker added 118 runs in a vital stand, with the youngster dominating in a 90 minute innings.
When Chalker was dismissed with the score on 159, there were only three overs left and WGC could add only another 11 runs.
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Willis was left not out on 36 as two more wickets fell cheaply.
Ed Tucker, in his first game of the season, bowled a long spell of 19 overs conceding little to take 1-68, with 20 of these runs coming from his last three overs.
Ian Fitzgerald once again underlined his improvement with 1-33 from nine overs of spin, but despite losing the prolific Page cheaply the visitors got home with nearly five overs to spare.
Luton Town & Indians will no doubt prove to be a strong force in Division Two of the Saracens Herts Cricket League this term.