Lion’s share for Marshalls

Bassetlaw Division Four

Marshalls 244 for 8

North Wheatley II 120 for 6

Marshalls picked up the lion’s share of the points, in a winning draw against near neighbours North Wheatley.

Marshalls skipper Snell again won the toss and elected to bat on one of the warmest days of the season so far, with seven of his 11 players products of the junior set-up.

And the Marshalls batsmen certainly took advantage with their highest total of the season so far.

Youngsters Karkach and Senescall both smashed 67 and 40 respectively and also a late push on from Snell (33) and Turver (30*) saw the home side post an impressive total of 244 for 8.

Plumtree and Arulanathan opened the bowling and with the outfield running the fastest it has for a few years, Plumtree (2 for 25) soon struck in his third over to remove Waller clesn bowled.

Soon after Arulanathan (1 for 24) removed Cleaver caught at gully.

The new partnership for the visiting team soon began to push on, punishing any loose balls.

Then the introduction of Turver and Snell saw the pressure build with five maidens being bowled on the trot, as the game soon began to get away from Wheatley.

Snell (2 for 20) had Phin bowled, and Pring caught at mid-on.

Turver contiued to bowl tight without any reward, but Plumtree returned to have Stallworthy caught at second slip by Turver.

Then 13-year-old Zak Metcalfe came on to bowl at the death and showed great control for someone so young, claiming his first senior wicket for the club, getting Jones LBW plum in front.