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Marko win across the board

Whissendine wickie John Chell watches as Carrington's Tarel Naik hits it for six ENGEMN00220121206115457
Whissendine wickie John Chell watches as Carrington's Tarel Naik hits it for six ENGEMN00220121206115457

It was a double winning weekend for Market Overton who celebrated victory on Saturday and Sunday.

First up was a trip to Mountsorrel Castle 2nd XI in the Leicestershire and Rutland League Division Five East and they came home with a comfortable 127 run victory.

Marko won the toss and elected to bat. There were not quite the big scores seen in reason weeks but the team shared the workload to set a formidable target of 251-8.

Captain Paul Thwaites, who has been hitting bowlers to the boundaries for fun this season, was bowled for just 13 but not before he hit a four and six.

John Chell top scored with 61, just ahead of Sam Linford with 52 and Kevin Lambert with 39.

Mountsorrel were all out in the 32nd over for 124 with five of the Castle batsman going for a duck.

The wickets were shared out between the Marko bowlers, Paul Thwaites with 3-21 had the best figures ahead of M Pamham with 2-17.

On Sunday Market Overton secured a two wicket win at home to Weldon 2nd XI in the Rutland League Division Six.

Weldon set a tiny target of 72 thanks largely to the bowling of Mark Hudson who finished with eight wickets.

However it was lucky Hudson had performed so well because the Marko batsman struggled just as much, losing eight players before reaching the target set in the 21st over.

After four games they are unbeaten and top of the league.


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