Westmorland Cricket League: Bare beat Trimpell in battle of relegated sides

24 july 2013.'Generic cricket wicket file picture.
24 july 2013.'Generic cricket wicket file picture.

Bare beat fellow relegated side Trimpell on the first day of the Westmorland Cricket League season on Saturday.

After losing the toss Bare made a steady but solid start with the bat aided by a few dropped catches.

J Sharman (45) and F Smith (22) got the score to 77-0 off 24 overs setting up the innings well.

Cope removed F Smith and a run out brought T Smith (16) and A Sharman (11) to the crease.

Tight bowling then ensured that Bare could not get out of second gear and after J Moller (14) was bowled again by Cope the game was on a knife edge.

The combination of R Cope (5-27) and P McDermott (4-29) saw four batsman leave without troubling the scorers as Trimpell gained two overs.

An accurate opening spell from T Smith (4-17) and C Albon (3-13) put Trimpell on the back foot with the score 4-4.

M Bland (10) offered some resistance but the fire power proved too much as Albon removed him clean bowled.

P McDermott (15 not out) and C Cannon (11) offered some resistance before the introduction of A Bhadwaj (1-10) and M Cook (2-7).

It was left to T Smith to finish the job off before the rain came as Bare picked up 15 points.