Far too few makes it so easy for Kew

Yate­ley...................... 119 Kew ...................... 120-4

Aldershot News & Mail - - ROUND-UP -

YATE­LEY suf­fered a sharp re­ver­sal of for­tunes as they were against sec­ond-placed Kew at Chan­dlers Lane on Satur­day.

Opt­ing to bat first Yate­ley open­ers James Muir and James Hal­son made a slow but solid start against an open­ing at­tack gain­ing plenty of move­ment but when both fell with the score on 25, Yate­ley’s woes be­gan.

Lead­ing scorer Ryan Bone for once failed but Ol­lie Soames and Ku­mar Sadagopan stead­ied the ship with a 50 part­ner­ship and at 80-3 a good plat­form had been es­tab­lished.

How­ever ‘one wicket brings two’ could be Yate­ley’s sea­son’s slo­gan as both fell in the thir­ties hav­ing seem­ingly done the hard work. If the tail has con­sis­tently wagged for Yate­ley this sea­son it failed spec­tac­u­larly this time and only An­thony Muir with a fight­ing 22 not out showed any re­sis­tance as Yate­ley could only post a sea­son’s low at 119 all out.

Kew made an equally slow start in re­ply as Yate­ley’s at­tack re­sponded with ex­cel­lent ac­cu­racy but they could not ex­ert any pres­sure hav­ing al­lowed Kew the lux­ury of 58 overs at two runs an over.

There was time how­ever for a fiery spell from the re­turn­ing Chris James whose 3-35 was the pick of the bowl­ing but Kew eased to an easy four-wicket win in the 38th over.

Yate­ley will be look­ing for a re­turn to win­ning ways in the Guy Jewell Cup against Hart­ley Wint­ney as well as the semi-fi­nal for the Three Coun­ties League 20X20 knock­out Cup in a busy mid­week pro­gramme.

Mean­while, Ever­s­leyy saw their im­pres­sive re­cent run come to an end as they lost ground on the lead­ing pair with de­feat at ri­vals Wok­ing­ham.

Kiwi over­seas star Jono Fowler proved the scourge of the Boars as his bril­liant 6-52 re­duced them to just 160-9 from 52 overs – a score helped along by a bat­tling 40 from keeper Andy Parker who put on a great part­ner­ship with Jack Sever (36).

Although it was never likely to be enough, Wok­ing­ham were made to work for their vic­tory.

Even­tu­ally, though, they chased down the tar­get for the loss of five wick­ets, with Stu­art Par­sons mak­ing 54, to go top of the ta­ble.

Muir needed! Not even pace­man An­thony Muir could keep Kew at bay

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