Ker­ridge ex­tend run of form

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KER­RIDGE hosted Glaze­bury 2s on Satur­day and con­tin­ued their un­beaten start to this sea­son.

Glaze­bury won the toss and elected to field against a Ker­ridge side that has been con­sis­tently scor­ing well. Ker­ridge be­gan well and didnt seem to be trou­bled un­til los­ing open­ers on the day A Banks (4) and S Re­gan (23) with the score then 34/2, J Cap­per (7) and N Wind­sor (13) also de­parted to leave the hosts tee­ter­ing on 84/4 ,un­til a solid 5th wicket part­ner­ship of 74 be­tween Neil Banks and Luke Wild soon re­gained con­trol of the in­nings with Wild even­tu­ally suc­cumb­ing to a great catch in the deep for an im­pres­sive 80 con­tin­u­ing his high scor­ing start to the sea­son , be­fore los­ing Banks in the same man­ner ag­o­niz­ingly close to a fifty fall­ing on 46. Ker­ridges’ tail then con­tin­ued to build on a good base and knocks from S Bar­row (14) A Grimes (15*) and P Raven­scroft (28) gave them the op­por­tu­nity to de­clare on 243/9 af­ter 35 overs.

As has been the case this year Ker­ridge have bat­ted most op­po­nents out of the game and rarely leave the op­po­si­tion a chance in chas­ing down the score they’re set leav­ing them hav­ing to re­sort to neg­a­tive cricket seek­ing a draw.

This was no dif­fer­ent as af­ter 30 overs and the scores pretty much a run a ball for no loss, it seemed a stale­mate was on the cards.

But, af­ter Ker­ridge fi­nally made the break­through with a sharp run out, the domino rally en­sued with wick­ets fall­ing al­most ev­ery over or so, Neil Banks capped off a good game with his 4/25 and Alex Grimes with 3/56 saw off Glaze­bury’s hope of a bore draw dis­miss­ing them for 124 ao, the fi­nal wicket be­ing a bizarre catch ric­o­chet­ing off Ry­der’s boots into his hands at slip.

Ker­ridge tak­ing an­other 25 points see­ing them well set and with a trip over to styal at the week­end have high hopes. Thanks on the day to match spon­sors BC Trans­port.

Also Ker­ridge were due to play Nor­bury the fol­low­ing day in the t20 cup (spon­sored by I A S mar­ket­ing) but in­stead were gifted a pass to the next round when the op­po­si­tion failed to at­tend and ful­fill the fix­ture.

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