2 out of 3 aint bad for Haverigg CC
Jordan Postlethwaite gives Sport Furness a run down of Haverigg CC’s games this week.
HAVERIGG V DALTON CCL T20
Haverigg entertained Dalton at Poolside on Friday 11th June in the 17 Sport sponsored Cumbria Cricket League T20 and came out second best in a close encounter.
Skipper Drew Postlethwaite won the toss and decided to bowl first and Dalton, led by Joe Braund-Smith (30), compiled 110-7 in their 20 overs. Robbie Evans (4-29) was once again the pick of the Haverigg bowlers, with economical support from spinners Sachin Jayawardena (1-11 in his four overs) and Matt Crowther (2-13 in his four overs).
Haverigg’s reply started brightly with Postlethwaite (28) and Jayawardena (26) going well. However, wickets began to fall and Dale Graham (15) was the only other batsman to make it into double figures, as Haverigg fell three runs short, finishing on 107-7 when overs ran out. Rangika Don (2-19) was the pick of the Dalton bowlers.
WIGTON V HAVERIGG CCL PREMIER DIVISION
Haverigg made the long trip up to Wigton and made it two wins from two, as they came away with a valuable five wicket win.
The home side won the toss and elected to bat, but only John Reed (28) made it into double figures, as Wigton were dismissed for a paltry 80. Seamer Craig Armstrong (4-12) was the best bowler for Haverigg.
In response, Haverigg lost a couple of early wickets, before Dale Graham (23) and professional Sachin Jayawardena (35) steadied the ship. Both were dismissed shortly before Haverigg reached the required total, reaching 81 for the loss of five wickets. Elliot Armstrong (2-9) had the best return for Wigton.
MILLOM V HAVERIGG CCL T20 SOUTH
For the first of two derby matches in the space of three days, Haverigg made the short trip to Millom on Thursday 17th in the 17Sport sponsored Cumbria Cricket League T20 South.
Haverigg captain Drew Postlethwaite won the toss and elected to bat on a glorious evening. He opened the innings with Sri Lankan professional Sachin Jayawardena and these two took the score into the thirties before the skipper (14) was dismissed by Millom professional, Primosh Perera, in the seventh over. This brought Drew’s brother, Jordan, to the crease. Jordan, along with Jayawardena, would put on an unbeaten partnership of over 120, finishing the innings on 158-1. Jayawardena’s knock (57*), included eight fours and Jordan Postlethwaite (78*) top scored. His innings included five fours and six sixes.
Millom opened up with Danny Fallows and Perera, but lost the early wicket of Fallows (1) in the first over. The quick wickets of ex Haverigg player Anthony Foster (2) and Perera (9) soon followed, which brought the dangerous Graham Dawson to the crease. His innings started with a flurry of boundaries, but others couldn’t hang around with him to get Millom close to Haverigg’s total. Dawson (48) top scored for Millom, with an innings including five fours and two sixes, as they were bowled out in the 18th over for 98. Jordan Postlethwaite (3-18) topped off a fine performance, being the pick of the Haverigg bowlers. He was supported by the dependable Liam Ford (2-15) and Connor Penrith (2-0), who will have to remain on a hat-trick until next week, as he is unavailable this weekend!
Saturday’s Cumbria Cricket League Premier Division clash between these two sides is at Haverigg’s Poolside ground, in what should be a mouthwatering clash. Haverigg’s A team make the trip north to entertain Cleator A.