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 Empingham bounce back with comprehensive win


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Empingham CC

A superb team performance, gave Empingham a thumping 203 run win, as they returned to winning ways at home to Barkby. 

Zak Treweek

Zak Treweek




Batting first, Baz Sharp and Henry Stephenson began well, putting on 41 for the first wicket before Sharp was removed for 21. Rob Mckevitt followed just a ball later and it was left to the youth of Stephenson and Howarth to lay the foundations of the Empingham innings. 

 

Howarth (24) did so with characteristic flair, dealing mostly in boundaries during his bright and breezy cameo. Meanwhile Stephenson (29) demonstrated his maturity in occupying the crease and building important partnerships. However once they and the eye catching Matt Denny (19) fell, Empingham were precariously positioned on 111-5. 

 

The next partnership however was to be the most substantial of the match. As skipper Steve Williams (76) and Mark Stephenson (37) combined to take Empingham towards 200. Williams was the major contributor, as he pulverised the Barkby attack in a dazzling innings that included six maximums! 

 

Once this pair departed, the lower order duo of Zak Treweek (35*) and Stew Naylor (31) put together an equally impressive 48 run partnership in extra quick time. The clean hitting pair hit five sixes between them, as they took the Rutlanders to a mammoth 287-9 off 40 overs. 

 

In the field, Empingham were equally impressive. The new ball duo of Mark Stephenson (5-2-18) and Stew Naylor (8-3-19) once again showed their class, as they rattled through the Barkby top order. The pair who have been Empingham's standout players so far this season, yet again setting the tone and recording excellent figures. 

 

Steve Williams

Steve Williams




This was followed up by a superb spell of bowling from Treweek. He bowled with metronomic precision and good pace, in a miserly spell of 7-2-7. His all round display was enough to secure him the man of the match award (amongst tough competition!) 

 

As the game concluded, the workload was shared with each bowler performing well. Will Thraves picked up his first wicket of the season  (3-1-10), whilst Denny (4-1-19), Martin Simmons (4-0-5) and Henry Stephenson (1.3-1-2) all stuck to the task well, as Barkby were all out for 83, some 203 runs adrift of the target. 

 

Afterwards, the top scoring skipper said: "It was a superb performance with everyone contributing. To post such a big total was very pleasing and Zak and Stew's partnership at the end was the icing on the cake. Zak also deserves special mention for his impressive bowling display." 

 

The Exton Road Army make the short trip to Stamford Town next week, as they look to make it four from five.


Published: 22/05/2017





 
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