Cricket: Season Starts With A St Martin’s Win

Report by Colin Daly

The first cricket match of the new season took place yesterday – a cause for celebration in itself.

It was between St. Martin’s and Tresco and was a 25 over match on St. Martin’s.

The home team’s new captain Joe Morton won the toss and decided to bat first. The weather entry in the score book was “dry cloudy”.  The Tresco captain, John Taylor, asked Peter Marshall to bowl the first ball to Barney McClachlan and so the season got underway.

St. Martin’s scored 169 for 7; Angus Spencer top scored with 37 and Matt Kerigan was 34 not out. There were useful contributions from J. Smith and J. Haggerty.

The Tresco bowling was rather wayward with 22 wides but Peter Marshall and H. Driscoll took 3 wickets each.

As tea approached the sun came out to make a fine second part to the match.

Tresco could only manage 76 all out, but there were several familiar faces not present in the line up. John Taylor top scored with 42, the damage being caused by Matt Kerrigan and James Morton with three wickets each.

So St. Martin’s got their season off to a good start.

Even though Tresco lost, one of their new faces was heard to remark that there could not be many more pleasant ways to spend an afternoon.