March 1st Xl v Ufford Park
Sunday, July 15
Will Curtis produced the best bowling figures
of his career, during a weekend he won't forget in a hurry, as he virtually
carried the Sunday 1st XI single-handedly over the line for a three wicket win
at The Avenue against Ufford Park in Rutland League Division 2.
The young seamer produced a sensational 7-24
spell and then struck a match-winning 33 not out after coming in at No9! The
previous day in the 3rd XI he scored a half-century to go with another four
Ufford Park found themselves 39-7 as Curtis
took five wickets during his first spell of five overs. He then came back to
finish the job as the visitors were dismissed for 101.
Their top batsmen was also a handful with the
ball and a combination of good bowling and indifferent batting saw March reduced
to 43-6 in just 11 overs.
James Harradine steadied the ship with a knock
of 19 before Curtis and Sam Clarke (16no) produced an unbeaten eighth wicket
stand of 47, to keep the March promotion plans on course.
Ufford Park 101 all out, 27.2 (Will
Curtis 7-24, James Harradine 2-28), March 1st XI 105-7, 21.5 overs (Will Curtis
33no, James Harradine 19, Shaz Akhter 18, Sam Clarke 16no).
Man of the Match: Will Curtis
Skipper's verdict: We made what look an easy game
at tea hard for ourselves. We have two more home matches coming up that we
must take advantage of.