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4CCL: Edworthy rips through Bray as Winslow start with season opener win

Winslow Town welcomed Eaton Bray to Elmfields Gate on Saturday for their first league game of the season.

On a fresh and overcast day it was no surprise when the Bray skipper inserted the home side after winning the toss. Winslow openers Bishop and Hornby started slowly and cautiously in an effort to see off the new ball. Unfortunately both were dismissed in the first 10 overs and this started a rot that it seemed would never be stopped as Winslow slumped to 66-6. However, this brought the dangerous Graham Eccles and Ben Cook together who set about attempting to rebuild the innings in customary counter-attacking fashion. The success of this partnership was crucial in the context of the match as Eccles (26) and Cook (42) helped drag the score up to a total of 132 all out which at least gave the Winslow bowlers a score of some description to play with.

What followed was a sensational spell of old fashioned left arm over swing bowling as Mike Edworthy ripped through the Bray top order, turning the match on it’s head in the process. Finishing of figures of 5 for 15 from his 10 overs, Edworthy’s spell effectively ended the contest before Craig Lenton (3-25) came on to clean up the tail, leaving Eaton Bray all out for 92.

This meant that Winslow took the maximum 30 points from their opening fixture and leaves them carrying some serious momentum going into this weekends game away to St Andrews CC from Bedfordshire.

4CCL: Bishop leads Winslow as they go to Eaton Bray

Winslow start their league campaign this afternoon against Eaton Bray hoping to carry on where they left off last season. A successful 2014 campaign saw them achieve promotion and the same objective has been set this season by captain James Bishop.

The Elmfields Gate outfit have successfully retained the services of local spin king Fenton Price and can call upon an almost full strength side for this afternoon’s fixture except from Greg Wise (university) and Jamie Litherland (work).

Side from:
James Bishop
Peter Hornby
Fenton Price
Iain Herbertson
Harry Heritage
Graham Eccles
Liam Twyman
Craig Lenton
Martin Bishop
Bill Hornby
Mike Edworthy
Ben Cook