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SHL Division Seven Flamstead 92-6 beat Southgate Adelaide II 91 by four wickets FLAMSTEAD maintained their winning run with their seventh consecutive victory this time against Southgate Adelaide II. Southgate s experience opening pair got off to a good st
SHL Division Seven
Flamstead 92-6 beat Southgate Adelaide II 91 by four wickets
FLAMSTEAD maintained their winning run with their seventh consecutive victory this time against Southgate Adelaide II.
Southgate's experience opening pair got off to a good start putting on 38 for the first wicket before Irwin (19) was caught by Twiggy Rogers.
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Tim Wilkinson bowled three consecutive maidens to put on the pressure before removing the dangerous Benningfield (10) with the score on 63.
The introduction of Rogers changed the course of the match as he racked up 6-22 off 13.3 overs, and alongside Wilkinson (3-32 off 20 overs with 10 maidens) swept through the rest of the Southgate side as they collapsed to 91 all out, losing their last nine wickets for just 28 runs.
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Flamstead's reply got off to a disastorous start when Andy Taylor (2) was caught at second slip with only seven on the board. David Watson (24) got the innings going, hitting five fours before he was caught behind.
Matt Brown (15) was the next to fall before an important partnership of 20 between opener Ben Brownlie and Martin Lindley developed. Lindley (5) fell lbw and Brownlie (22) was stumped.
Flamstead lost one more wicket before Robert Gibson (5no) and Rogers (10no) guided them to victory by four wickets.
Skipper Taylor was happy with his side's victory. "The pitch was not great and no one came to terms with it all afternoon. Both Twiggy Rogers and the chairman (Wilkinson) bowled well and our fielding was up to the usual standard.
"Young Ben Brownlie's innings was crucial and showed real maturity as he batted away for only 22 off 27 overs. We are still level at the top with Watford Town II so our trip to them next Saturday should be an excellent challenge.