Gawcott & Hillesden head to Braunston hoping to build upon their positive start to the season tomorrow.
Skipper Alex Piggott commented:
After a tough and frustrating few weeks of the season that saw our first game called off, then we suffered a one-wicket defeat to Winslow, then a game abandoned at tea after bowling the opposition out for 57.
With the weather starting to pick up we were all looking forward to playing against Crown.
After winning the toss Crown decided to have a bat and at one stage at 115-3, with plenty of overs left, Gawcott were facing a hefty run chase.
It was youngster Finley Clark who was brought on to bowl and he produced a fine spell to remove both the batsmen, that looked settled, backed up by the other bowlers and some great fielding. We managed to bowl Crown all out for 153.
We knew if they batted well on a decent batting track they could chase these down, which they did with 2.3 overs left largely to a partnership of 70 from myself and Kyle Bennion.
Then a great knock at the end by Matt Folkes and Jonny Dale earning us the first win of the season and 20 points.
Gawcott & Hillesden
Colin Piggott 9 overs 3-10
Jonny dale 8.3 overs 3-26
Luke Stafford 5 overs 2-26
Kyle Bennion 4 overs 0-21
Matt Folkes 3 overs 0-36
Finley Clark 5 overs 2-24
Gawcott & Hillesden innings
Alex Piggott 33
John Richardson 5
Kyle Bennion 47
Colin Piggott 8
Matt Folkes 25 not out
Jonny Dale 14 not out