Chivers claims superb seven for Barrowden

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Wakerley and Barrowden made it three wins from four this season with a friendly victory away at Nevill Holt.

Barrowden chose to bat in the Sunday game with openers Jonny White and Steve Chivers taking the score 
beyond the 50-mark without giving as much as a chance to the home side.

White played some lovely shots, regularly finding the boundary before he mistimed a cut shot straight to point and fell for 31. He was replaced by Sam Hodson who hit five fours in an innings of 23 before he was caught.

Barrowden’s middle order struggled to find their timing against the home side’s spin on a tricky wicket and, when Steve Chivers was dismissed for 25 with the score on 97-3, the innings began to lose its way.

As the run rate dropped, the visitors closed their innings on 151-6 from 40 overs.

A fine opening spell from Jonny White, 1-22 from eight overs, ensured that the home side couldn’t easily score.

Sam Rees chipped in with 1-12 from six overs, and Chivers bowled a destructive 5-7 which combined some good use of flight with some odd shot choices as Barrowden won by 37 runs.

Barrowden Captain Chris White said: “It was nice to finally play on a decent day and I’m pleased we’re back to winning ways after the Deeping game.

“We had a very young side out and it was good to see them taking their chances with bat, ball and in the field.

“Jonny’s opening burst was fantastic. He could have had six or seven wickets to his name but the ball either found the gap in the slips or flew over us. Steve has threatened to take wickets with his spin before but this was the first time he’s really ripped through a team and it certainly swung the game our way.”