East Anglian Premier League Godmanchester (124-9) beat Vauxhall Mallards (92 all out) by 32 runs CAPTAIN Bevis Moynan went the extra mile for his side at the weekend – helping to remove the covers after rain, before claiming crucial wickets. Moynan struck
East Anglian Premier League
Godmanchester (124-9) beat Vauxhall Mallards (92 all out) by 32 runs
CAPTAIN Bevis Moynan went the extra mile for his side at the weekend - helping to remove the covers after rain, before claiming crucial wickets.
Moynan struck four times as the home side secured their second consecutive win in the league against the struggling Mallards.
It was the first time Goddy had ever beaten this opposition in nine seasons of Premier League cricket - in a performance Moynan labelled his side's best of the season.
A mediocre batting performance had left the home side looking to the skies in hope of further downpours, but some blistering bowling put Vauxhall in a spin.
Opener Ollie Huggins once again showed his resilience for the home side, with South African bowler Rob Frylinck removing the two Matts - Durrant and Pateman - cheaply.
Only Adam Cousins (17) and Praneeth Jayasundera (10), made double figures as Godmanchester posted a lowly 124-9 in their 49 overs.
Visiting captain Paul Bradshaw was the top bowler, taking 4-27.
Defending their low total, skipper Moynan and Elliott Baldwin reduced the visitors to 8-3, taking full advantage of the tricky conditions.
Spinner Jayasundera (2-19) removed danger man Frylinck, stumped for 22, while some agile fielding from Cousins saw Mallards' top scorer Peter Free run out for 28.
Cousins then produced a stunning catch, diving to take a one-handed catch at backward point to remove Wayne Biss.
Paul Swannell took 2-21 as Goddy took the upper hand and the returning Moynan wrapped up a 32-run victory with the final two wickets, giving him personal figures of 4-20.
The victory lifts Godmanchester to sixth place in the table, two points ahead of Mallards.
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