Lock 8/196 def Cleve 10/92
LOCK and Districts A grade cricketers notched up their first victory for the season with a win against Cleve, hitting a total of 196 then restricting their opponents to 92.
Lock’s top order, Jay Gray, Tim Boehm and Justin Beard, gave them a sound start and were backed up with some good bowling by Boehm, who finished with four wickets, and Fergus Slape, three.
The match was played at Lock, with the visitors winning the toss and putting the home side into bat.
Gray and Boehm opened and put on 70 runs before Claxton bowled Boehm for 32.
Gray soon followed bowled by Pat Jenner, also contributing 32.
There was 91 runs on the board when Craig Wheare was run out by Jaggy for 15, bringing Beard to the crease with number three batsman Ryan Boot and together they hit out to add a further 64 runs, to put Lock in a solid position, with only three wickets down.
Beard made 37 before being caught by R. Schumann, off Claxton and Slorach soon followed.
Boot’s sound innings came to a close with 173 runs on the board, bowled by Claxton for 34.
Thomas Kammermann and Brody Burrows were both dismissed by Schumann, with the total on 194.
Kammermann had contributed 20 in the lower order so at the end of their 45 overs, Lock’s total had reached 196. Not out batsmen were Harri Wright and Dusty Wheare.
The Cleve bowlers shared the wickets, Claxton, Schumann and Jenner each taking two and Rissman one.
Cleve opened with Claxton and Jaggy and there were six runs scored when Boehm claimed Jaggy for one caught by Slorach.
With 35 runs on the board, Rissmann departed for 15, also to Boehm.
One run later Turner was trapped in front by Beard and opener Claxton soon followed caught by Wright for 16. When Jenner was bowled Boehm had his four scalps.
Slape was introduced and picked up the next three wickets to fall, Shambrook for 14, Schumann and R. Taheny for 16.
Wright wrapped up the innings removing Fennell and Bammann leaving H. Turner not out, as Cleve’s total reached 92.
Boehm bowled nine overs for his four for 22, well supported by Slape with 3/8 from his three economical overs, Wright with 2/3 from seven balls and Beard took one wicket.