26th April 2021
Sway one step nearer Lords!
National Village Cup
Amport CC 110am
Village Cup First Round
Sway marched into round two of the Village Cup – for the first time
in the club’s history – with a stonking win at Amport,
It was enabled by a good all-round bowling performance before Dan Bailey
bludgeoned a brutal fifty in the chase – the visitors took just 16 overs
to chase down Amport’s score.
Bailey was in swashbuckling mode and blazed a six and 10 fours on his
way to 56 from 40 balls before he was bowled by a shooter. Along the way
Hugo Chandler smacked a couple of boundaries, before an unbeaten 23 by
guest skipper Adam Clark and a cameo from Tim Noble saw the visitors
Earlier in the day Amport were hindered by a dismal start as they
struggled to 7-3 off eight overs. David Steadman (2-12), got the first
breakthrough second ball of the game before two disastrous run outs –
both courtesy of sharp fielding from Sam Nailor and Nathan David.
Nailor (1-20), bowled a tidy spell – his scalp aided by a terrific catch
from ‘keeper Alex Hall stood up – while Jon Grasham (2-17) was excellent
and Josh and Dan Bailey and Jon Waller all bowled well without reward.
Bets figures of the day however, went to the promising Nathan David; his
3-20 aided by catches by Tim Noble and Steadman
Dan Bailey in fine early form