Res­o­lute Towers guides Melville to win in sea­son opener

Melville Times - - Looklocal -

LUKE Towers scored 74 and Thomas Kerr-Shep­pard snagged four wick­ets and a run-out to guide Melville to a three wicket win over Scar­bor­ough in its 201718 Premier Cricket sea­son opener at Tomp­kins Park on Satur­day.

After win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bowl, Melville was able to re­strict Scar­bor­ough to 181 from 49.3 overs.

Scar­bor­ough’s num­ber three Ni­cholas Maiolo of­fered the most re­sis­tance, crunch­ing seven bound­aries be­fore he was run out by Kerr-Shep­pard for 68 from 88 de­liv­er­ies.

In re­ply, Melville lost 4-28 late in the chase but man­aged to reach its tar­get seven down.

Cap­tain Towers was a rock at the top of the or­der, fin­ish­ing un­beaten on 74 to help his side to an im­por­tant first-up win.

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