Kerridge shine against Sunlight
IN a game when just short of 500 runs were scored in 77 overs clearly the batsmen ruled on a lightning-fast outfield under a blazing sun at Clarke Lane on Saturday.
Kerridge welcomed Port Sunlight, who arrived late and conceded the toss.
Though they were put into bat by skipper Neil Banks Port’s visiting opener Michael Parsons made the bowlers pay with a magnificent 127 to give the visitors a superb total after a couple of early wickets.
All the home bowlers toiled under the sun and at times the fielding became ragged but they stuck at the task with Matt Roberts (3-77) the pick with occasional player Gareth Davies chipping in with 2-42.
The innings closed after 45 overs on 248-7.
After tea Kerridge lost an early wicket but then it was Roberts who took his toll on the visiting attack, striking the ball superbly to hit 87.
He was aided by debutant Andy McKeith who shared a secondwicket stand of 76 with him before departing after scoring 34.
John Grayston then came in and batted well for another 34 followed by Davies’ elegant 40 not out including the winning runs in the 32nd over.
On Saturday they go to Capenhurst looking to complete their first double of the campaign.