Match Report Ramsbottom 1st XI v Greenmount 1st XI – 9th July 2022
GCC 113 all out (41.1 overs) RCC 114 for 2 (24.4 overs)
Sen and Tom Ensure Local Derby Success
The Rams gained a crucial 12 point win against local rivals Greenmount thanks to fine efforts from our pro Sen and Tom Parton but it is fair to say the opposition contributed a little to their own downfall.
Greenmount’s strength lies in their batting so it was no surprise they chose to take first knock after winning the toss. Ramsbottom had immediate success when the opposition pro Chesney Hughes played a loose shot of the first ball he received and was well caught by Pykey at midwicket off Jake.
When the score had reached 18 the prolific Andy Kerr was run out after a farcical mix up. Seven runs later the recently selected Cumbrian player Evan Williams was caught behind and it was backs to the walls stuff for the Log Cabin boys. Tom Heaton and Mark Donnelly then took the score to 47 but in bid to break the shackles off the tight bowling Donnelly fell skying a Sen delivery only to be caught by Harry Caton. On the same score Tom Heaton was bowled by Grimmy.
Skipper Ryan Senior and Lewis Dove then provided the best stand of the innings. Batting sensibly they put on a stand of 55 before Ryan fell caught behind, a decision he was unhappy with. After this the tail disintegrated with Sen going through them like a dose of salts, aided by fine catches from Josh and Brad. Sen’s final figures were a remarkable 6 for 12 off 10.1 overs.
A target of 114 was not a challenging score for the Rams and despite losing JD and Grimmy, Tom and Sen batted with supreme confidence to enable us to pass our target after only 24.4 overs. Tom looked in fine form deservedly earning a collection and finishing 52 not out.
Maximum points eased our league position. We need to ensure we move out of the relegation struggle. Greenmount are currently second from bottom but I sincerely hope both our sides preserve our 1st division status as it has been fantastic how much local interest has been generated by our fixtures.
Amateur Man of the Match – Tom Parton.