KMCC vs Bolton Abbey C.C.

KMCC avenge first day defeat in style



 After twiddling their thumbs for the previous two weeks the weather finally relented sufficiently to allow play to commence much to the relief of the KMCC players. Bolton Abbey lost the toss and inserted KMCC on what looked like (and was) a damp green topper - a decision he was left to rue for the remainder of the game. With rain always looking likely, the KMCC openers started positively and as expected the players came off at 75-0 after 20 overs for what became the only rain break of the game. An early tea ensured that only 6 overs were lost and on the resumption, whilst the sun didn't shine the KMCC batsmen made hay nonetheless and come the end of the innings the ground was littered with some magnificent stooks. First of all C H-C,60, and Kiffer,71, shared their first 100 partnership as openers before Charles finally fell with the score on 105. Then Iain, once again living up to his name as "King of the wet", hammered 78 in a partnership of 107 with Kiffer. 229-4 at the change over.

 Bolton Abbey responded positively to the run chase and looked set for a dash at the target when well placed at 86-1. The resurgent Goldie (3-13) then plucked out 3 batsmen in a triple wicket maiden and was imediately removed from the attack by the insightful KMCC captain. Rod wheeled away at the bottom end taking 4-47 and although the final wicket was not forthcoming as the Bolton Abbey 10th wicket pair snatched a point in the final over the Kirkby faithful went home content in the knowledge of a first victory for 5 weeks.

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