Scotton crumble as KMCC machine grinds out victory
KMCC are started to show some semblance of form as the season drizzles to a close. Both the batting and the bowling took shape nicely on a wicket not easy for either discipline. Monsoon conditions throughout august had converted the KMCG into a paddy field and after the Vietnamese growers had been cleared from the bowling green end play was eventually able to get underway. Taking a leaf out of Shedleys book Brad lost the toss for the second consecutive week and unsurprisingly KMCC were inserted into the mire. All didn't go Scottons way however as openers Kiffer, 36 and C H-C, 57 saw off the opening attack and put together a comfortable 50 partnership without ever mastering the slow boggy conditions. When Kiffer finally went the KMCC total progressed serenely enough to allow Brad and Dunc to launch an assault in the final 4 overs and blast the score to a highly competitive 184-4.
Once the Kirkby bowlers had consumed tea they eagerly set about the Scotton batting and wickets fell regularly to all bowlers. The only lowlight being a mix up for a simple chance from Tufnell resulting in a display that will retain him the tantrum trophy for the 13th consecutive year. A brief recovery from Scotton never set the crowds hearts churning and shortly afterwards Mr Glass returned to wipe out the tail (3-20). Duncan added another three wicket hall following a weeks RnR in Cornwall and six points were secured against a relegation haunted Scotton. KMCC must now be safely installed in this division for another year - unless of course a run of victories can drive them up to second position.Return to previous screen