Young­sters thrive in a tense fi­nale at Brix­worth

Match re­ports

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Peter­bor­ough Town have an out­stand­ing youth set-up so see­ing younger play­ers thrive in a tense sit­u­a­tion at Brix­worth last week­end would have pleased Bret­ton Gate chiefs.

Bat­ting­main­stayAsimButt might have top scored with 42 as Town strug­gled their way past the home side’s 50-over to­tal of 163-8, but he had long de­part­ed­when­teenager­sDavid SayerandMo­hammedDanyaal were left to add 27 un­der se­vere pres­sure for the eighth wicket to see their side home.

Le­ices­ter­shire Academy player Sayer fin­ished un­beat­enon23, which­doesn’t sound much, butTown­had­been­sur­prised to see a green seamer’s pitch when they turned up at Brix­worth in blaz­ing sun­shine.

Run-scor­ing was hard all af­ter­noon with Sayer (3-26) do­ing most to keep the Brix­worth bats­men in check.

Town did reach 80-2 be­fore a mid­dle-or­der col­lapse against ac­cu­rate seam bowl­ing and a de­cent leg-spinner, but teenage debu­tant Kieran Judd held firm for 60 balls in mak­ing a com­posed 34.

“We­played­bet­terthanthe fi­nal score­line sug­gests,” cap­tain David Clarke stated. “The wick­et­wastrick­y­to­ba­ton, but they­ounglads­bat­ted­very­well to­wards the end.”

Townsec­ond­shaves­tarted to find life a bit tougher in Di­vi­sion One and they failed to de­fend 248-6 against pro­mo­tion-chas­ing Bur­ton La­timer at Bret­ton Gate.

Opener Kyle Med­calf top scored­with­64­forthecity­side who have now dropped into the bot­tom half of the ta­ble.

Town thirds re­main in rel­e­ga­tion trou­ble in Hunts Di­vi­sion Three af­ter los­ing by five wick­ets at home to bot­tom club Blun­ham sec­onds.

A weak­ened first team lost at Stam­ford by five wick­ets in Rut­land Di­vi­sion One.

David Sayer bowled su­perbly for Peter­bor­ough Town at Brix­worth.

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