Sixy Cook can’t quite take wods to win.
PUBLISHED: 22:24 19 June 2011
WOODBURY were involved in a low scoring affair when they entertained Kenn at Town Lane.
Kenn batted first and lost their first wicket with the total on five thanks to a fine delivery from Nalin Chouhan. Then, what proved to be the match winning partnership saw the next wicket add 87 runs to leave Kenn 92-2 with the second wicket falling to Martin Cook who got a delivery to straighten to trap the visiting overseas player for 60. Almost immediately a third wicket fell, a second for Cook and then, aided by catches from Matt Plowman and Chouhan, Cook claimed two more to leave the visitors reeling at 96-5. That soon became 108-8 and it was only the wagging of the tail that enabled Kenn to limp to 132. Cook finished with the splendid figures of 6-44 from 13 overs whilst Ian Hughes sent down 12.1 overs and returned the healthy figures of 3-26.
If Cook dominated the pre-tea session then the visitors seamer certainly took charge after tea. Stuart Wonnacott made the most of a slow wicket to claim seven wickets for 18 runs from ten overs as Woodbury were skittled out for 56 in just short of thirty seven overs. The only home batsmen into double figures were Tim Greenslade (12) – the veteran opener stuck around to be the seventh wicket to fall, and Cook polished of a fine individual effort with a cameo knock of 11 not out at the death.
Skipper for the day Andy Smale said: “It was a great effort by the lads to bowl them out for 132. Had the second wicket not been so fruitful then perhaps we’d have taken something from the game. That’s aid, on what was a slow wicket in bowler friendly conditions Stuart (Wonnacott) certainly got a lot out of it and bowled superbly.”