9th May 2016

Parley too strong for Sway 4ths

SWay IV 111, Parley IV 262-6


Sway 4ths opened their 2016 campaign back in the familiar surroundings of Pennington Rec, but fell to a heavy defeat against a good Parley outfit.

Parley batted first and it was Sway old boy Mark Randall-Turner (over 1,000 runs and 100 wickets) who soon settled in despite losing his opening partner D.Squire who was bowled by Bradley Balcombe in the 8th over. The score had reached 83 before Randall-Turner on 44 mishit the veteran Steve Willson with Bethan Marshall taking the catch. Marshall with some calm fielding reminiscent of her dad,  then combined with young keeper Giacomo Bigazzi to run out Neil Squire leaving Parley on 91 - 3. Willson ( 2 - 48 ) removed Steve Isaacs with the help of a sharp catch from Derek Seward before Spencer Hopkins rattled up a quickfire 73 before Andy Balcombe deflected a return drive onto the stumps running out the backing up Hopkins. Mick Callaghan and Ben Isaacs added further runs for Parley although Tony Owen did claim a 3rd bowling point having Isaacs caught by Bigazzi with Parley closing on 262 - 6.

Owen and Seward opened for Sway who lost early wickets with Owen, Daniel Simonini and Bigazzi departing leaving the hosts in trouble on 29 - 3. Seward was looking quite serene batting in his usual sedate way and was joined by Chris Baughan who got off the mark as expected with a six and this pair added 37 together before Baughan was bowled for 25. After Seward's innings was ended lbw to D.Squire young spinner Kyle Hopkins 4 - 23 wrapped up the tail although Willson hit heartily for 15 not out and James Howard, Bradley Balcombe and even Andy Hillyar all contributed to a final total of 111
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