CRICKET: MARSTON Green travelled to Aston Unity for the club’s first away game of 2017.
After a short congregation at home to watch Indian batting legend Virender Sehwag record a commercial film, the team made the short trip to Aston.
After losing the toss, Marston Green were inserted to bat on a dry pitch – despite huge amounts of rain the night before.
A slow outfield and large boundary rope made scoring difficult, and Marston’s openers knew 200 would provide the home side with a competitive target.
Abdul departed early when a delivery with plenty of bounce in it caught out the opener.
A partnership of 50 was then added before Sumit departed for 37.
Rich and Sami then knocked back half centuries to put Marston Green in the driving seat as the club totalled 207/9 following a mid-order batting collapse.
With a win on the cards, Marston Green made a great start by dismissing Aston’s top three cheaply.
Aston Unity’s middle order then struggled to offer any resistance and had little to answer as Marston Green’s accurate bowling proved vital.
Despite dropping several catches, Conlon stood out in the field with superb efforts in the covers, at gully, and point.
Further wickets wrapped up the win for Marston Green who now sit top of their division having won five out of five games.