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Dangerous Hook no match for Amport
Amport v Hook and NB III.
Amport got back to winning ways on Saturday with a convincing four wicket victory over a dangerous Hook and Newnham Basics III.
Amport were not surprised to be asked to bowl in the extreme heat and Leighton Bone and Ben Parkyn kept the visitors to just 29 in the first ten overs.
Parkyn ran straight though his ten overs returning 2-41, with Bone going for just nine in his five overs.
Captain Nick Bone rotated his bowling options and the returning Darren Goacher gave him control from one end while Bertie Cornett, Charlie Ayers and Robbie Skeates bowled in spells around him.
Charlie Ayers was the main wicket taker bagging four, while Skeates took the vital wicket of Matt Buckingham for 49 and when tea was finally called with the score on 244, Amport were pleased with their efforts.
Losing opener Ayers for just six did not help, but Ian Langdown was in imperious form and Cornett got a quick fire 23 before having to start his shift at the local pub. This brought Ben Parkyn back to the middle and from almost that moment on, Amport bossed the game. Langdown was unlucky to be adjudged caught behind off his elbow for 33, but Parkyn kept the rate going and was joined by skipper Bone with the score on 119 from 22 overs. Bone fell for 52 on 210, and Skeates joined Parkyn who finally succumbed for a brilliant 92.
Rob Randall’s composure brought the home side through for a great victory.
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