Cricket: St Agnes v St Martins

Report by Colin Daly

Sunday 9th September saw the St. Martin’s team and supporters set out for St. Agnes to fulfil a fixture that did not get played earlier in the season.

Although the weather forecast was not wonderful (light rain 3-5, which it did) it seemed a last chance and the weather at 2pm seemed OK.

25 overs was decided upon and it was felt best to have St Agnes bat first as not all their team was present. They got away to a slowish start until they reached 100 near the end of their 25 overs and then they put a burst on and finished with 143; Scott 42 and Mark 30, with Tim and Kieran supplying the late flourish.

So, a gettable total but St Martin’s too started slowly and lost wickets early including to one of Sam’s diving one handers. By this time there was a light rain, not the sun on the backs that seems to encourage batsmen, and the wet grass slowed the ball.

Then in came captain Joe Morton and the pace of run-getting speeded up.  At the start of the last over, in the sunshine, St Martin’s needed 3 to win and they got it with 3 balls to spare.

Joe got a captain’s 86 not out.

And so St Martin’s won the cup dedicated to the memory of Joe’s brother, Robert, by 2 games to one.