Saints’ mixed bag of results

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This weekend of cricket had mixed results for the Trentham Saints.
Nanjing Night Net

Round 4 had A Reserves travelling to Guildford for theirgame and B Grade had the bye.

Trentham A Reserves won the toss and Dolf Reid put the Saints in to bat.

Openers Sam Bruton and Christopher Boyer had a slow start on the sticky wicket and after 10 overs and only sitting on about 45 runs it looked worrying for the Saints. Then Boyer and Bruton wanted to compare sixesand both smashed one out of the parkand the run rate started moving a bit quicker, until Boyer tried for another sixwhich saw him caught with 40 runs.

Jake Sartori came in to make a quick sevenruns for his nineballs faced before being bowled. The captain Reid made a quick 33 before the last ball hit by Bruton saw them running for twobefore Bruton was run out.

The Saints finished with 127 on the board.

Opening the bowling was Adam Chew and Tom Boyer, with Chewtaking one wicket and both bowling well keeping Guildford low on the run rate. Ted Cooper and Adam Prewett began the double wicket tally with Cooperon 2/12 and Adam 2/13. Michael Chew came in with his one over bowled 1/4.

Guildford came in short with 83 runs.

Sunday Saints played round fivewith A Reserves having the bye and B Grade playing at home against Muckleford. B Grade was sent in to bowl.

The first opening batsman was caught off Jake Sartori’s bowling. Tom Boyer was sitting on a hat trick,but missed and eventually finished with 4/21.

Michael Chew rolled the arm over an grabbed 2/11 and the Saints had Muckleford for 99.

Opening the batting were cousins MichaelChew and Jack Boyer, but Chewwas out on a duck. Satchi then came in and then left with tworuns after being caught out.

Tim Chew hit his eightruns and went out with 12 runs on the board for the Saints.

Jake Prewett made nineand then the fill-in captain came in. Boyer went to smash his fourth four, but the bat snapped and he was caught, making 24 runs.

Shane Armstrong came in was out on fourruns andDean was run out on 2 runs and 57 on the board.

Chris Boyers came in and with rain looming they managed to get the score to 96 before Armstrong was caught.

Tom Boyer was in and with one wicket in hand, 3.2 overs and fourruns to make the umpire called off the game due to rain.

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