Cricket: Owmby beaten by 10-wickets

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There was only one fixture this weekend for Owmby and that was on Saturday at home to Scothern in the Lincolnshire league division one, a result which saw the visitors win by 10 wickets.

Scothern won the toss and elected to bowl first, which initially looked to be the wrong decision as Owmby made a positive start with the bat.

Openers Joe Atkin and Kev Bowring looked to score some early runs and by the 15th over they had brought up their 50-run partnership with the score on 54-0.

Despite a couple of wickets falling before the drinks break, Owmby were 77-2 at drinks.

As he was looking to reach a half century, opener Bowring fell short trying to up the run rate, as he was caught in the deep for 41 off the bowling of McGowan.

With the slower bowlers on, Owmby struggled to keep the run rate up and failed to capitalise on a good start.

Despite a 55-run partnership from Sam Atkin (32) and Rakesh Chandar-Nair (26 not out), Owmby finished on 152-5 after 45 overs.

In reply, Scothern got off to a flying start with the bat as they punished any loose bowling.

With the introduction of Daniel Clark and Sam Chapman into Owmby’s bowling attack, the run rate began to drop as the home side tried to find that first breakthrough.

Although Owmby managed to get themselves back into the match, Scothern were 86-0 at the halfway stage of their innings.

After drinks, opener James Drabble reached his half century as Scothern looked to finish off the match.

Six overs later, Mark Conyors (56 not out) also reached his half century in what was a fantastic unbeaten century stand between himself and Drabble that saw them close in on Owmby’s first innings score.

In the 35th over, Drabble scored the winning runs, with a fine 4 through point as he finished unbeaten on 76.

Next week, Owmby’s Saturday side is at home to Outcasts and the Sunday side away to Cherry Willingham 2nds.