Cricket: St Agnes v St Martin’s

cricket playersReport By Colin Daly

It is well known that if you want it to rain, arrange a cricket match. So St. Martin’s have played very little during this extended fine spell.

However it was decided to honour a long standing fixture and for St. Martin’s to visit St. Agnes for a twenty five over match on Sunday 21st July.

There was a short shower in the morning but only enough to lay the dust. The toss took place at 2.30pm and was won by St. Agnes. They invited St. Martin’s to bat first.

The openers hit out for the boundary but were caught out going for the six. Then in came Matt Kerrigan to start the innings which made him man of the match. He was finally caught on the boundary but not before he scored 153 including 15 sixes. St. Martin’s scored a total of 257 for 4 in their 25 overs.

St. Agnes went for this daunting total but were all out for 126.  Matt Kerrigan popped up again to take a one handed catch on the boundary, which he made to look like plucking an apple from a tree.

Fine refreshments were provided by St. Agnes between innings and players repaired to the Turks Head for an in depth analysis before returning home.