Gloucestershire County League: Shurdington (178) lost to Frampton-on-Severn (179-2) by eight wickets
12:00pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Sport
FRAMPTON kept their promotion hopes alive with a win at Shurdington despite being without several key players.
Winning the toss, Frampton chose to field. Alex Sutton found the boundary on several occasions but fell to a super catch by Jason Huxstep for 30. Carl Lees tried to play positively but found an edge to keeper Nick Peacey off Craig Barnfield and partner Lee Baldwin was bowled two overs later, again by Barnfield.
Shurdington, on 61-3, were facing an uphill struggle which wasn’t helped by Simon Brown being run out from a low flat throw from Tom Warren in the deep. Dean Carbin and Jack Styman faced some tight bowling from Matt Cayless and Frazer Wilson, and both perished by the 26th over with the home team on a lowly 90.
Adam Thomson and Snowy White boosted the total before Thomson fell to Jason Huxstep’s third catch of the day for a very useful 20 in a stand of 54 with White. Matty Cook found bowling tricky and was dispatched to the boundary on several occasions before having the key wicket of White caught at gully by Cayless for an excellent 31.
Tim Johns hit a flurry of boundaries at the end of the innings leaving Shurdington on a respectable 178.
Barnfield finished with figures of 9-2-22-3, while Warren and Cook took two wickets apiece.
Frampton openers Jason Huxstep and Paul Groves took 49 off the first ten overs.
Groves hit an enormous six before chipping one up to Lees off the spin of Thomson for a well deserved 35. Tom Warren never really got going and was bowled from Tim Johns’ first ball for 14.
Huxstep played with authority and when he was joined by his older brother, Dan, Frampton’s innings really got going. After Jason reached his 50 and with his confidence sky high the bowlers took a hammering with the penultimate over going for 18.
Dan was doing his bit at the other end and finished with 20 not out in a stand of 85 as Frampton eased over the line in just 31 overs.
Jason Huxstep made his highest first team score of 86 not out, including eight fours and two sixes.
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