Tipton cricketers overcome The Full Monty
- Credit: Phil Wright
Tipton St John entertained Somerset side The Full Monty and, with normal opener Phil Tolley unavailable, Nick Wright took the role alongside David Thayre. The pair posted a partnership of 133 before Wright succumbed after pulling a calf muscle having scored 61.
Thayre made 69 before being caught off Lee Tibbatts. Although no.3 batsman Matt Brewster was able to stay the distance, wickets fell regularly at the other end, but he did remain 58 not out in a total of 222-5.
The Full Monty innings started well as openers Geoff Sharp and Richard Farnborough scored freely. However, once they fell LBW to David Birch and Mark Channon respectively, the Tipton bowlers were able to chip away at the remaining wickets as the drizzle started to fall. The early wickets went to Birch (2-20) and Channon (3-30) but a fine run out by Jem Gillham helped.
Phil Wright had Freddie Jones caught behind by David Thayre, but it was Rob Stirling who mopped up the tail, ending the innings on 106.