Perry-Taylor to the fore with bat and ball for Marehay 1sts

Ambergate v Marehay. Marehay bowler Ben Perry Taylor.
Ambergate v Marehay. Marehay bowler Ben Perry Taylor.

The first game of Marehay CC 1sts’ double header at the weekend eventually ended with the weather cutting the proceedings short.

But there was still plenty of time for Marehay’s Ben Perry-Taylor to enjoy a productive game with both bat and ball.

On Saturday, Marehay were at home to Alvaston and Boulton.

The visitors boasted a strong team that included one current Derbyshire opener, one former Derbyshire opener and one former New Zealand international bowler.

Marehay won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Their visitors eventually reached 201-9 declared in 43.4 overs.

Derbyshire opener Billy Godleman went cheaply but former Derbyshire stalwart Stephen Stubbings was the main contributor with 83 for his side.

Ex-New Zealand seamer Iain O’Brien added 26 and there was also 38 from opener Chris McIlroy.

For Marehay, James Kyte took 5-60 while Ben Perry-Taylor took 3-38 from 10.4 overs.

When it came to Marehay’s innings, they found the going tough as O’Brien showed the quality that saw him represent his country in 22 tests and 10 one-day internationals.

He took 3-36 as Marehay eventually struggled to 107-8 in 39 overs when the weather caused an abandonment.

Perry-Taylor compiled a patient 43 not out for Marehay in the middle order.