Sunday target proves enough

AFTER a wet morning play in Rastrick’s latest Sunday Rod Warhirst Trophy game began on time at 2pm.

Copley put Rastrick in on a damp pitch. Robin Lambert hit eight boundaries out of his 34 while Julian Marsh was out LBW.

After another two quick wickets, Rastrick were three down with only 43 on the board.

Captain Jason Middleton then got hold of the Copley attack and with Oliver Pearson getting his maiden half century, they put on over 100 for the next wicket.

Near the end big guns Oliver Marsh, son of Julian, and Jordan Ghani, hit a quickfire 22 and 14 respectively to leave the home team on 232.

On an almost dry wicket veteran Laurence Pearson and son Jack extracted the remaining uneven bounce.

Jordan Ghani stepped in with a spell of medium-quick bowling which gave him the best figures of the day with only 19 runs taken from his nine overs.

Youngster Thorpe was in top form batting almost through the innings for 64 with great support from newly qualified ECB level 2 coach Luck Simpson.

But it was not enough as Middleton took a couple of vital wickets and Copley fell short by 42 runs