NATIONAL CLUB KO: Understrength Town's terrific run comes to an end

Peterborough Town's terrific run in the National Club KO competition came to an end in High Wycombe yesterday (June 25).

Monday, 26th June 2017, 10:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:25 am
Connor Parnell bowled well for Peterborough Town against High Wycombe.

Town have battled availability issues in the prestigious event all summer and unfortunately those problems caught up with them in an area final against Home Counties League opposition.

Spin-bowling all-rounders Lewis Bruce and Paul McMahon were both absent and, although their teenage replacements performed well, the home side managed to add 65 for their final wicket, crucial as the eventual winning margin was 71 runs which included a six-run penalty for a slow Town over rate.

High Wycombe were 131-8 and 152-9, but Town took too long to prise out a 10th wicket, despite the best efforts of young Connor Parnell (2-42) and 15 year-old Mohammed Saif who bagged 2-39 from nine overs of off spin.

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15 year-old Saif Mohammed took two wickets for Peterborough Town at High Wycombe.

Paceman Joe Dawborn (3-41) was the chief wicket-taker while fellow opening bowler Jamie Smith returned figures of 2-39.

Town skipper David Clarke (29) and Asim Butt (21) delivered a reasonable start in reply and Chris Milner added a punchy 46 (seven fours, one six), but the city side lacked the depth to sustain a challenge, although they should still be pleased with a club record equalling run in the competition.

SCORECARD

High Wycombe

Chris Milner top scored with 46 for Peterborough Town at High Wycombe.

P. Castleden lbw Dawborn 7

E. Castleden c Dawborn b Oldham 27

H. Moore b Parnell 10

N. Hawkes c Smith b Parnell 1

15 year-old Saif Mohammed took two wickets for Peterborough Town at High Wycombe.

A. Duncan lbw Smith 18

G. Russell c Medcalf b Saif 7

A. Zaib c Clarke b Saif 7

C. Parsons b Dawborn 8

Chris Milner top scored with 46 for Peterborough Town at High Wycombe.

H. Lane b Dawborn 23

A. Dobb not out 37

T. Hampton c Oldham b Smith 33

Extras 29

TOTAL 221

Bowling: J. Dawborn 9-2-41-3; J. Smith 8.3-0-39-2; D. Oldham 9-1-44-1; C. Parnell 9-2-42-2; M. Saif 9-0-39-2.

Town

A. Butt c Russell b Parsons 21

D. Clarke b Dobb 29

A. Mitchell c Hawkes b Dobb 0

C. Milner b Zaib 46

S. Howard b Zaib 7

K. Medcalf b P. Castleden 1

J. Dawborn c Parsons b Zaib 9

D. Oldham c Dobb b Hampton 15

C. Parnell c Lane b Zaib 9

M. Saif not out 7

J. Smith b Hampton 0

Extras 6

TOTAL 150