Burghley Park 2nd XI made a welcome return to league cricket on Sunday having been invited to join the Huntingdonshire league Division 5A,
And it was a great start to the season with a 91-run victory away at Warboys.
Having won the toss, Burghley chose to bat against a youthful Warboys XI, with Gareth Hook and Jack McEntee opening the innings. The opening pair quickly got into their stride and made full use of an excellent wicket and lighting fast outfield racing past the hundred with both batsmen bringing up fifties.
With the Warboys bowlers and fielders sticking to their task impressively, the openers continued to pile on the runs before both retired mid-way through the innings, Hook finishing 89* and McEntee 100* notching a debut hundred.
This brought Burghley youngster George Hibbitt and Chris Scales together, both falling in quick succession leaving David Popple to blast a quick fire 26 not out, the Burghley Park innings closing on 249-2.
Warboys made a steady start to their innings against the spin of Chris Scales and seam of Burghley debutant George Swallow, before they began to loose wickets at regular intervals. With a healthy score to defend Burghely captain Kieran Harris, took the opportunity to spread the bowling around the team.
The Warboys youngsters fought hard to keep up with the run rate and an excellent 76 by Ashley Morris, full of aggressive strokes, pushed the total to a respectable 158-8 from the 40 overs giving Burghley a 91 run victory securing 19 points. George Swallow was the pick of the Burghley bowlers picking up three wickets for 15 runs.
Next Sunday Burghley Park 2nd XI play at home against the Sheikh XI.