Seconds ease to fine victory

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Division 4 North – Marehay 2nd XI 147-5 (22pts) beat Morton Colliery 1st XI 146 all out (4pts) by 5 wickets

The seconds recorded their first success of the season with a five wicket win over Morton.

Morton made steady progress with Pat Tideswell (37) and Martin Poiney (29) putting on 71 for the first wicket but a middle order collapse saw the score go from 103-2 to 122-7 in quick time as Darren Hooley picked up 5-34. Morton were bowled out for 146.

In reply, Marehay Mat Bailey and Brian Caulton took the score past 50 before Bailey fell for 36. Contributions from Craig Robinson (19), Ady Vickerage (20 not out), Gaz Wilson (24) and Chris Bradder (18) guided them home.

The 22 points takes Marehay up to 5th place in Division 4N, with a visit to Ilkeston Rutland 2nd XI to look forward to on Saturday.