Exies Club have once again proven why they are second on the ladder after defeating the Leagues Panthers on Saturday.
Exies captain Phil Burge said they were happy with the win, but need to work on their consistency as they prepare to face off against the Diggers.
“Now we need to try to back it up and produce the same result next week,” Burge said.
“We had a few too many extras this week, so we will try to improve on that as well.”
He was pleased everyone played their part well, with Tom Spry “on the money” with Travers Pickemere chipping in to get them off to a good start.
After making the brave decision to bat first on a pitch that looked like it had life, the Panthers lost Matt Keenan early to the bowling of Andrew Arnold after Keenan put two on the board.
The Panthers were able to rebuild with Connor Matteson and Ryan Greenaway at the crease. As the pair put on 36 for the second wicket before Matheson was caught by Travers Pickmere off the bowling of Marc Tucker for 11.
Greenaway continued to use good form, and with Jimmy Binks (40) the pair were able to get the score to 119 before Greenaway (56) was finally dismissed for posting his 50 when he was bowled by Jayasuriya Aditha.
The introduction of Tom Spry (5/12) into the bowling attack proved troublesome for the Panthers who lost their last seven wickets for 27 runs, with Spry taking five wickets to be eventually bowled out for 144.
Pickmere and Craig Burge came out to open the batting for Exies and got the score of 26 before Burge fell to the bowling of Raj Singh for 11.
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From there Pickmere and captain Phil Burge took the game away from the Panthers despite the pitch offering plenty for the bowlers, with Pickmere posting 43 before he was dismissed by Ryan Greenaway to see the Exies sitting on 113 before Burge was joined by Spry.
Exies were able to pick up an easy eight wickets, and were able to get to the target of 144 with ease, passing with the eight wickets in hand with Burge finishing on 62 and Spry finishing on 17.
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