Clinical victory keeps Poulton on course for promotion
7:55am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in Sport
Readers Glos CCL Div 2.
Gloucester Crescent Pakistanis 99 all out.
POULTON, working hard to win promotion, were expecting a tough match against GCP, a form team in the first half of the season.
But Poulton's opening bowlers and fielders stamped their authority on the match early and it was plain sailing from there.
Two early wickets were taken by Oliver Newman (2-23) followed by two for Liam James (2-16) and the lower order collapse led to GCP finishing on 99 all out.
Poulton at last discovered their catching form and took all their catches, including a spectacular fast low one in gully by Bruce Balance.
In reply, the openers Ed Thomason (43*) and Neil Ferreira (46*) were clinical in securing Poulton maximum points.