Action from Spalding Sunday side's defeat to Werrington. Pictures courtesy of ROB MANTON.

Werrington get their revenge over Spalding Sunday XI

Werrington gained revenge on Spalding’s Sunday side as they avenged the previous week’s one wicket defeat in the Rutland League Division Three East.

Spalding had knocked their opponents off the top of the division the previous week, but they were unable to repeat the feat on a tack that proved difficult for the batsman.

After being put in, they soon lost one of the heroes from the previous week, as Brandon Andrews (4) was caught off the bowling of Khursheed Ahmed.

After that, all of the top order made starts, but they were unable to progress on and get a big, potentially match winning score.

Spalding’s Sunday captain Jon Manton was the next to go falling to Rizwan Maqsood for 12.

This brought brothers Ethan and Josh Lawrence together and the pair played well to move the score along.

The former was bowled for 34 but William Barnes continued the momentum with a knock of 22
Josh Lawrence, scored 32 following his 65 the previous week before, like Barnes, falling caught and bowled as the ball stuck in the pitch.

Jordan Butcher’s quickfire 40 helped give the bowlers something to bowl at with Carl Andrews (19) helping out with the tail as did number 11 Jay White (5).

It helped Spalding to post 188 all out in the 44th over.

Werrington’s reply did include two half centuries that helped ensure they took an important win that kept the pressure on the division’s current leaders Long Sutton.

Spalding’s opening bowlers were left ruing their luck as they were unable to claim the wickets they felt their efforts deserved despite Andrews having Muhammad Toseeq (6) caught by Manton.

A Mughal (61) and Rashid Zafar (53) produced a 50 partnership at a fairly brisk speed that put them in the driving seat.

The introduction of Tom Decamps proved inspired though as he took four wickets, including both the half centurions, for 41 runs in his 7.3 overs.

Jay White also produced an excellent four over spell taking 1 -18 and Jon Manton (1-5) picked up a wicket.

However Werrington were well ahead of the rate at this point and they were able to claim a three wicket win in the 32nd over.

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