St Minver 1st XI vs. South Petherwin – 31 May 2014

Result: St Minver won by 4 runs.

Following a first loss of the season at Grampound Road, St Minver returned to winning ways in a very tight game against South Petherwin.

St Minver won the toss and chose to bat in sunny conditions. After a steady start from the opening pair including 33 from Ben Hawken, 3 quick wickets meant a rebuild from Warwick Abrahim (61) and Rob Hawken (35) was required to get the innings back on the right tracks. Despite this partnership, few runs from any of the lower order meant St Minver managed a slightly disappointing 186-9 off of their 48 overs, falling 14 runs short of maximum batting points.

In response to this, each of South Petherwin’s opening batsman started very well, putting pressure on St Minver well. The important break-through came from Luke Osborne though, and Luke and Warwick Abrahim both bowled tightly to gradually bring St Minver back some control in the game. The game was evenly balanced with 10 overs to go, before Jake Grubb’s 5 over spell of 4 wickets for 13 runs meant St Minver were able to come out on top. 3 wickets in Jake’s 3rd over meant runs were kept down aswell as providing extra bowling points for the team, giving St Minver the all important win and 17 points.