Lions keep Crabs at bay
Baynton Lions notched their first win in their second game together with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Pegs Creek Crabs at the Leisureplex last Friday night.
Bowling first, the Lions were off to a good start after removing Kim Wilson (2) early.
Wilsons’ opening partner Nathan Hampson (48) continued his form from the first game as he started to tick the scoreboard over.
But, unfortunately for the Crabs, no one could stick around on the other end for long, with Daniel Carse (9), Craig Ryan (2) and Stuart Chettle (0) all departing in quick succession.
The big wicket of Hampson followed, stumped just short of what would have been a welldeserved half century.
Shamsher Singh was the key man with the ball for the Lions, claiming 2-13 to bring his season’s wicket tally to six.
Every other Lions bowler managed to add to their wickets tally as well.
The lower order hung on to see the Crabs limp to 8-100.
In response, the Lions were steady before openers Anil Sharma (7) and Amritpal Singh (12) fell in succession.
It soon became 3-33 when Lions’ Muhammad Khan was bowled by Keiran Sullivan (212) for a duck.
That would be the end of the Crabs’ fightback as Sanjay Yadav (32) and Vipan Rajput (29) combined to bring the Lions home for their first win.
The Crabs will take on the Dampier Taverners this week and the Lions will face Rec Club at Bulgarra Oval.
Lion Nadeem Chaudhary bowls to Crabs’ Daniel Carse.
Daniel Carse hits one through the off side.