Liskeard vs. St Minver 1st XI – 14 June 2014

Match Result: St Minver won by 53 runs.

St Minver kept their place at the top of division two east with an away win at Liskeard. St Minver won the toss and batted first on a solid pitch in hot sunshine, and despite the early loss of Ryan Pooley, a huge second wicket partnership between Ben Hawken (77) and Warwick Abrahim who hit this seasons first century meant the team reached maximum batting points with many overs left. The eventual target set for Liskeard was 282, putting the team in a great position at tea.

After good opening spells for Jack Barton and Dennis Brown, Liskeard’s second wicket partnership was also good scoring runs at a fairly decent rate and remaining together for around 20 overs. However, once the partnership was broken by Charlie Hawken, who had a good 6 over spell of 2-27, St Minver were able to keep the runs down more easily and take wickets more frequently. Both Ryan Pooley and Jack Barton also took two wickets and a late catch by Antony Ash off the bowling of Warwick Abrahim meant Liskeard finished their innings on 228-7. Overall another good display for St Minver, finishing with 18 points.