Six-wicket win for Sandridge in opener

Sandridge opened the 2014 season with a comfortable six-wicket win over St Albans 2nds at Spencer Meadows.

Stand-in skipper John Murphy won the toss and chose to bowl first on a dry and flat early May wicket. Saints got off to a good start, moving to 44 without any real alarms.

Murphy picked up two wickets in consecutive balls and Lawrence White, who bowled an impressive opening spell, secured a wicket in the next over.

Wickets continued to fall at a regular rate, in particular when a jet-lagged Lennie Peters was introduced. A comedy run-out ended the inning at 114.

In reply, Paul Rothery and Adam Temple got the ‘Ridgers off to an energetic start before a partnership of 75 between Ian Merryfield (38) and Peters (38) saw Sandridge within sight of victory.


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Duncan Ferguson smashed the winning runs with plenty of over to spare.

Next weekend Sandridge visit Dunstable 2nds.

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