Market Rasen First XI undone at Bourne

Charlie Scales EMN-151108-085733002
Charlie Scales EMN-151108-085733002

Market Rasen First XI travelled the length of the county at the weekend as they visited Bourne in the Lincolnshire ECB Premier League on Saturday.

Winning the toss, captain Matt Rutherford elected to bat first with the aim of posting a challenging score for the home side to chase.

Making a further five changes from the previous weekend’s team, Rutherford opened the batting with Papworth and Scales.

Starting in brisk fashion, both batsmen were intent on playing attacking shots from the start.

With the score nearing 50, Papworth’s wicket was the first to fall. He was deceived by late movement and his wickets tumbled.

Charlie Scales played his way to an impressive 27 from 42 deliveries, an innings which included five boundaries, and he looked in good form before he was trapped in front by Shillito.

There was little resistance from the middle order, with only Rutherford and Fussey challenging the bowlers.

Rutherford looked in great form, dispatching three fours during his 41-ball 20, but he fell LBW to Tom Dixon.

With the weather making conditions difficult, the Bourne bowlers brought the innings to a close within 32.5 overs, as Penniston was bowled for 8.

It left Rasen a small total of 101 to defend and they knew that collecting any points would be a struggle.

Opening the bowling for Rasen, Rutherford and Fussey looked for early wickets but with Conrad Louth and Pete Morgan in attacking mood the score progressed quickly.

Morgan went on the make an unbeaten 80 as Bourne reached their target within 14 overs and without the loss of one wicket.

* This Saturday, Rasen entertain Louth at Rase Park in what is a crucial game for the home side.

Market Rasen: D. Papworth 7, C. Scales 27, J. Stephenson 6, D. Rutherford 20, W. Bradford 0, D. Christie 4, J. Fussey 18, A. Wells 0, R. Penniston 8, R. Miller 0, A. Quinlan 0*, Extras 11. Total: 101.

Bourne: 104-1.

Bowling: J. Fussey 7-2-29-0; M. Rutherford 5-0-35-0; R. Penniston 2-0-40-0.