MARKET Overton went down fighting against Peterborough Town on Sunday but captain Paul Thwaites was more than pleased with the performance.
Marko, who were promoted to Rutland League Division One this season, were up against a strong Peterborough side and pushed them all the way.
It wasn’t a great start for the home side as they were soon on two for two after Dil Yathagoda was run out for just a single.
However the Marko ship was soon steadied and they knocked up a low, but credible 165. Thwaites contributed with 72.
Peterborough then stepped up to bat, but Marko were determined to give them a game and they took nine wickets before the city team scored a winning 169.
Thwaites said: “I was very pleased with our performance. I would rate Peterborough and Oundle as the two best teams in this division and I would say Peterborough have the best batting line-up.
“To restrict them to nine wickets and a fairly low total shows the character we have at the club and I was really happy with how we played,
“When we were two for two I was a bit worried, but we kept going and we achieved a credible 165.
“We’re still building as a club and we’ve still got a lot of young players who have not played a lot of this standard of cricket before.
“We’ve not got a win yet but we’ve not had a full side yet with people not being available and I’m confident when we have got everyone we can get some good results.”