GARGOYLES IN RICH VEIN
Alstonefield St. Peter’s Cricket Club chalked up another first on Sunday, with a six wicket win over Wooton. Electing to bowl first on a drying wicket, the Gargoyles made early inroads into the Wooton batting, as Amrit Singh removed both openers in his first three overs and went on to take 4 wickets for only 10 runs. Henry Dean and John Plant put Wooton back on course with a stand of 60, before Sunil Angris broke through. Richard Salt took two quick wickets and Phil Bagshaw finally shook off another mystery illness to claim a wicket. All the bowlers were backed up by a much improved fielding performance and catches were held. Wooton had made 151 all out off their 35 overs.
There was a time when 151 would have tested the Gargoyles. In spite of a disastrous start, which saw openers Neil Shotton and Andy Siddons back in the marquee for 15, a whirlwind 53 not out by Amrit Singh, 18 from the in form Dave Singleton and a venomous 43 not out by the now fully restored Phil Bagshaw, meant victory was secured with 12 overs to spare. A splendid all round performance. The practice net appears to be working.