Park seconds unlucky in defeat

Farnsfield II v Lea Park cricket 'Saturday 6th June 2015''Lea Park bowler Jim Roberts bowls at Farnsfield's Anthony Moore who hits the ball high and is caught out.''Pic by Dan Westwell
Farnsfield II v Lea Park cricket 'Saturday 6th June 2015''Lea Park bowler Jim Roberts bowls at Farnsfield's Anthony Moore who hits the ball high and is caught out.''Pic by Dan Westwell
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Lea Park II slumped to a three wicket defeat, but on another day might have been victorious, as luck deserted them.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the hosts quickly slumped to 12-4.

Openers Matt Saunders and Ally Rose both departed quickly, whilst skipper Michael Overson’s mid season troubles continued as he was caught behind.

Last week’s batting hero Harry Street was unable to make any impact, and Lea were in trouble.

But as has often been the case when this youthful side have been in trouble, one of the exciting youngsters have come to the rescue.

This week, it was Ross Woolley.

The young batsman played with confidence and control, and never looked uncomfortable.

By the time he’d shared partnerships with Nick Ward-Lowery, James Mann and Luke Walton, he’d made a elegant 28 before he was unfortunately run out.

Haydon Tatton added a positive 14, and Lea had given themselves a chance.

In reply, the visitors managed to make a good start, moving to 39-0.

Rick Marshall (3-30) bowled with control and was very unfortunate.

He made the initial breakthrough, trapping opener Billam LBW, and bowling Grafton, whilst James Mann bowled well, offering support at the other end, before Jim Roberts bowled his customary tight spell.

Wickets were hard to come by, but the introduction of Rose (2-8) and Tatton (2-11) gave Park hope.

However, the failure to remove the visiting skipper Kevin Plowman (37 not out) meant that Worksop took the victory and the full 20 point haul.