Gallery: Eaton Socon take an eight-wicket win over Barnack

EATON Socon displayed the fighting spirit that could yet save their Tucker league status in an eight-wicket win over Barnack on Saturday. Batsman Matt Childerley called for the team to step up again next week against Weston Colville if the team is to drag

EATON Socon displayed the fighting spirit that could yet save their Tucker league status in an eight-wicket win over Barnack on Saturday.

Batsman Matt Childerley called for the team to step up again next week against Weston Colville if the team is to drag itself out of the relegation zone in Tucker Two.

"The game against Barnack was a must-win for us, and everyone did their bit for the points. But we need to repeat the performance for our last four games if we are to avoid the drop."

Batting first, a weak Barnack side was completely routed for 94, to leave the points well within reach of the Socon batsman.


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They were hit by the early loss of Barry Nicklin (3) but regained control as Barry Cavilla (33) put the bowling attack to the sword. Terry Day (21*) made sure one end was bolted down and Childerley (29*) joined him to see Socon to the points.

In Rutland Four on Sunday, East Carlton made a modest 137 all out after good bowling from Socon's Jack Sene (3-20) and Ben Reedman (4-21). Socon sank to 25-4 before David Humphrey (56*) came to the rescue with a sound knock to take Socon home by three wickets.

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Socon II made a remarkable recovery to beat Oakham II, who had scored 119-9 despite Adam Newman's (4-18) form with the ball. Socon were reduced to 81-8 before Chris Dickerson (31*) found willing partners in Tommy Burns and Newman to drag Socon home at 122-9.

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