Poynton’s season in the balance after loss
POYNTON’S season is in danger of petering out after a hugely disappointing performance against Barrow.
A sorry-looking scorecard saw five players make ducks, eight players manage only three between them and nine players muster a combined total of six.
The exceptions were Jake Haresnape, who made 25 after again showing great discipline during a tricky new ball period, and Damian Stringer, whose superb form continued with an unbeaten 65.
Stringer’s application against good bowling and ability to put away the bad balls should be an example to all.
Barrow boast surely the quickest bowler in the division in Matthew Parks, and he duly returned 2-14 from 12 overs, but the main damage was done by medium pacer Malcolm Barrow, with 4-33.
Spinner Nick Mumford also claimed two wickets as the last six batsmen on the card managed a combined total of one run.
If Poynton had not capitulated to such a large extent earlier, even a chase of around 150 could have been difficult for Barrow.
Theirs was a far from convincing chase, but a rapid 31 not out from Parks saw them over the line.