Market Rasen’s Sunday XI continued to show their true potential as a development squad with a comprehensive friendly win over Brocklesby on Sunday.
Winning the toss, a Rasen side containing several young rising stars, elected to bat first and opened with Charlie Scales and James Keast.
Both youngsters produced a fine display of batting and never looked in trouble against Brocklesby’s attack.
Both players reached their half-centuries with Scales finally caught for 52 and Keast retiring on 75 not out.
Brocklesby removed the middle order with little resistance, but Nic Keast, with support first from Snell then Quinlan, reached his half-century before retiring on 57 not out.
Finishing their innings on 280-6, Rasen’s young side acquitted themselves brilliantly in their 40 overs.
Megan Quinlan and older brother Dan opened the bowling and got Rasen off to a great start.
Dan picked up the Brocklesby opener for only five and Megan recorded a fine set of figures to finish with two wickets from her five overs.
Keeping the bowling changes flowing, James Quinlan and Jamie Snell got in on the action and picked up two wickets each from their five overs before James Fussey and James Keast took the final three wickets to close out the game.
Brocklesby were bowled out for 129 in 30.5 overs, a total which included a fairly significant contribution from the home side of 31 extras.
A winning margin of 150-plus was irrelevant, but a pleasing factor was the participation of the whole team in a great day’s cricket.