Poynton back in business with win
POYNTON .................. 190-2 MALPAS .......................... 79
POYNTON resumed their winning ways with a dominant display against struggling Malpas.
Opening for Poynton, Simon Dunn carried on from where he left off the previous week, taking advantage of some inconsistent line and length to reach 20 from his first nine deliveries. When he fell for 40, to leave the score on 51-2, Malpas were probably feeling quite happy with the way things were going. But the South Cheshire side didn’t bag another wicket.
Adam Williams (85 not out) and Damian Stringer (58 not out) duly added another 139 runs together, concentrating on building the partnership at first, and then accelerating the scoring well, especially Adam Williams, who hit seven fours and three sixes in his career best innings.
After seven wicketless overs in reply, Jimmy Williams then struck three times in four balls, including a superb diving caught & bowled. When a run out mix up led to a fourth wicket soon after, the rot really had set in for Malpas.
Aside from Muhammed Asif Khan, who made 31 not out, and last man Rob McMinn who survived 27 balls, there was precious little resistance thereafter. Jimmy Williams bagged the last wicket with the score on 79, ending with 5-27, while Tom Hamnett showed the advantages of bowling full and straight with a 3-14 return.