Gallery: St Ives II poor batting performance leads to defeat
St Ives II entertained Pymoor on Saturday, but a disappointing batting performance allowed the visitors to return with the victory. Captain Steve Cant won the toss and put Pymoor into bat on a wicket he felt would be fruitful for his bowlers. Ives bowler
St Ives II entertained Pymoor on Saturday, but a disappointing batting performance allowed the visitors to return with the victory.
Captain Steve Cant won the toss and put Pymoor into bat on a wicket he felt would be fruitful for his bowlers. Ives bowler Shaun Asplin rewarded his captain's faith by taking five wickets, but Pymoor managed to run up 200-9.
St Ives saw their chances of victory gradually fade as their top order batsmen failed to make an impression. Both openers fell cheaply, with the next two batsmen only scraping into double figures. It was left to Cant to deliver a captain's innings, making 53 at number five, with support from Dan Hunt (20) and Asplin (14), before Ives fell to 166 all out.
Captain Cant said after the game he was disappointed with the team's batting performance.
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"Our batsmen can definitely do the job, but we just need to make sure they knuckle down and don't give their wickets away too cheaply," he said.
"We are good enough to win the league this year, and we fielded and bowled well enough, but unfortunately we weren't quite able to deliver with the bat. On a good day, our batsmen would have made the runs for us," he added.
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