Poyn­ton’s poor run of away form rum­bles on

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POYN­TON .................. 199-3 MAL­PAS ..................... 124-9

POYN­TON re­main with­out an away win since the open­ing day of the sea­son as lowly Mal­pas clung on for a draw, af­ter a match Poyn­ton had dom­i­nated but could not close out.

Put into bat in dif­fi­cult, damp con­di­tions, Poyn­ton lost two early wick­ets. How­ever, Jake Hares­nape, open­ing for the first time, bat­tled through the tough early pe­riod as bat­ting got grad­u­ally eas­ier. Hares­nape even­tu­ally made 42, and the rest of the in­nings saw Damian Stringer com­plete another chance­less knock, fin­ish­ing 85 not out, and Mark Co­ram reach his maiden first team fifty off the fi­nal ball, hav­ing faced just 30 de­liv­er­ies.

The Mal­pas bats­men played some good shots in re­ply, but none showed great ap­pli­ca­tion, with many get­ting out just as they were get­ting in.

Most man­aged dou­ble fig­ures, but the top scorer was Matt Dun­ning with just 28.

Frus­trat­ingly, Poyn­ton dropped catches off Dun­ning on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions, so when he fi­nally be­came the ninth wicket of the in­nings, Poyn­ton were left with only eight balls to claim the last scalp.

Stringer and Tom Ham­nett both fin­ished with three wick­ets.

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