Terry, Turner at top of game
MELVILLE Cricket Club has produced a superb 288 runs on the first day of action on Saturday, thanks to an impressive display of batting by top-order batsmen Sean Terry and Brad Turner at Abbett Park.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Melville jumped out of the blocks.
Although the loss of Blake Reed at 1-22 was not ideal, Terry and Turner decidedly turned the match in the Storm’s favour.
The pair eked out a hard-fought 104-run secondwicket partnership before Turner was dismissed for 63 at 2-126.
Fraser Hay fell next and Terry followed soon after, ending his innings with a well-deserved 73.
At 4-162, the loss of Terry proved to be calamitous for Melville, as the Storm struggled for consistency throughout the last half of their innings.
Lance Morris and Liam Stevens began to get on top for Midland Guildford, as the pair helped rip through the tail.
Although there were no noteworthy partnerships late in the innings, Melville still managed to end the day with a more than defendable total of 288.