Lions keep Crabs at bay

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Lion Nadeem Chaud­hary bowls to Crabs’ Daniel Carse.

Daniel Carse hits one through the off side.

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