Cricket: Waddington’s fine form continues with another win

Waddington Cricket Club continued their fine start to the season with a two wicket home victory against Rustons.

Waddo previously claimed an eight run win against Rustons earlier this month and another impressive display saw them complete a league double over their opponents.

James Husband set the tone with a good spell of bowling, taking one wicket and conceding just eight runs.

After just five overs Waddington had already taken three wickets, with the visitors having scored only 9 runs. However, a partnership formed between Stuart Silk and Tennyson Ponraj with 46 runs helping Rustons fight back to 55-3.

Captain for the day Aidan Shaw in action for Waddington. Photo: Rosanne Raw

The partnership of the Rustons duo was eventually broken by a wicket from Amile Ratnasiri.

Rustons went on to score 91 all out, but their score was limited by some excellent bowling from 13-year-old Nathan Kilroy. Kilroy, who is in his debut season, took two wickets and conceded just seven runs in his four overs.

It was then Waddington’s turn to bat, with Levi Mobbs setting the tone well at the top with 19 runs.

Waddo lost a few wickets before Shawn Dakin steadied the ship. Husband hit an impressive 26 runs, including a big six into the trees to guide the hosts to a victorious 92-8.

Ruston finished on 91 all out. Photo: Rosanne Raw

Scoreboard during Waddington’s chase of their opponent’s total, which they overtook later in the match. Photo: Rosanne Raw

After the match Waddington vice-captain Aidan Shaw said: “It was a great team performance from the Waddo boys, with wickets and runs shared around and a couple of fantastic catches in the field.

“Special mentions to James Husband for his wickets and especially runs, and also to Nathan Kilroy for his first wickets in senior cricket. Thanks once again to Rustons for another close fought game played in a great spirit.”

Gully Cricketers

In the same division Gully Cricketers, who are eight in the league table, were looking to make it three wins in a row against the visiting side of Revesby 2nd XI.

The Gully top order was soon exposed to some wily, accurate bowling from Revesby captain Ian Roberts left the hosts struggling at 29/4 inside 10 overs.

They recovered to post a total of 95 all out inside 23 overs, with Pravin Bayaskar finishing with 65 off just 51 balls, including two sixes.

It was then Gully’s turn to bowl and at the halfway point in the innings Revesby had made 48/3. Gully managed to take just one more wicket with Naren Padhiyar the stand out bowler with 3/19 from his 10 overs.

Revesby won with just 14 balls remaining to finish on a winning total of 96/4.

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