CRICKET: Poor batting costs Owmby’s teams

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Two poor performances with the bat ultimately led to defeats for both Owmby’s Saturday and Sunday teams this weekend.

On Saturday Owmby travelled to Hartsholme 2nds and started well, bowling tightly, which restricted Hartsholme’s openers to very few runs, however although the bowling was disciplined it wasn’t until the 21st over that the first wicket fell with the score on 60.

Knowing that a score around 140 would be a tough score to chase, Hartsholme ensured they didn’t lose wickets frequently and although Robert Bain and Daniel Clark both picked up two late wickets each Hartsholme finished their innings on 132-6, the score should have been less had Owmby held their catches.

In reply Owmby struggled to maintain a partnership worthy of challenging the home side’s score. Having been on 52-1 at one stage with Dave Hill (24) and James Cooper (17) well set at the crease, Owmby collapsed to 87 all out with Daniel Clark (18) the only other batsmen to reach double figures.

Sunday saw Owmby back at Todmoor where they faced newly promoted Revesby.

With hard going for the batsmen Owmby never really managed to get on top despite a hard fought innings of 29 not out from Kev Bowring and 32 from Dave Hill Owmby reached 102-9 in 40 overs.

Revesby made a good start in their chase, but Tom Gardiner took two wickets in an over as did Daniel Clark, leaving Revesby panicking before seeing the game home.