Market Rasen Cricket Club’s Sunday fixtures saw the 1st XI travel to local rivals Cherry Willingham and the Sunday 2nd XI play at home to visitors Washingborough.
An indifferent season has seen the Sunday 1st XI record some excellent victories but also lose games which they should have won. Selection difficulties have seen a number of different players within the side and this was the same for Sunday’s trip to Cherry.
A strong Rasen side bowled first against a notoriously strong Cherry line-up. Bowling for Rasen was Martin and Bradford who got the breakthrough with Cherry at 28 for 1. In typical attacking fashion Cherry batsmen Jack McGill began to push the game on scoring boundaries at regular intervals.
With three Rasen youngsters collecting wickets, as Entwhistle, Scales and Martin scooped up six between them, Rasen restricted Cherry to 179 all out from their 40 overs.
Opening the batting for Rasen was the father, son partnership of L.Scales and C.Scales. Cherry stalwart Joe Dobson ensured that Rasen could not rest on their laurels and captured Liam’s wicket closely followed by Martin and then Charlie.
At 36 for 3, Rasen needed a strong fourth wicket partnership and this came from Prithvi Shaw, who smashed a fantastic 55 runs from 44 balls before being run out by James Gray. Prithvi has been a great addition to the Sunday XI this year and as this was his last game he couldn’t have signed off in a any better way.
Leaving 70 runs to get for victory Rasen’s 1st XI captains Bradford and Rutherford saw Rasen over the line with both accruing 30 runs apiece.
The Sunday 2nd XI struggled against a vastly more experienced Washingbourgh side as they batted first and managed to only post a first innings score of 86 all out.
Washingbourgh followed this and mirrored the result of Saturday, losing only three wickets in their run chase.