Cricket – Rare Win For St. Martin’s over St Mary’s

Report by Colin Daly

After the visit to Scilly of the MCC genl’men from the mainland on Tuesday, the evening of Thursday 28th July saw the return to some more routine inter-island cricket.

Although it turned out to be far from routine, as St Martin’s claimed a rare victory over St Mary’s – the second this year!

On a calm dry evening, St Mary’s won the toss after it had been decided to play only 18 overs instead of 20 due to a social event reducing transport possibilities.

St Martin’s were asked to bat first and scored a defendable 96 with A. Spencer and M. Kerrigan top scoring.

J. Badcock took three wickets in spite of nursing an injury from the MCC match. Two run outs marred the St. Martin’s innings.

St. Mary’s got off to a shaky start loosing the opening batsmen both for a duck. Things got no better with the centurion from the last match, M. Twynham, out for one run.

Only B. Jakes and J. Badcock moved into double figures and St. Mary’s were all out for 48 runs in 14 overs.

The “finer” points of the match were recalled at the St. Martin’s Hotel including the fine fielding of young G. Clift.