Tipton down Dunsford with accomplished all-round display

Nick Wright was unbeaten on 19

Nick Wright was unbeaten on 19 - Credit: Phil Wright

Despite searing heat, the Tipton bowlers performed well, spearheaded by David Birch and Owen Smith, who was the pick conceding just 11 runs in 8 overs and taking the early wicket of Harry Sharpe, one of Adam Gibbins’ three catches in the innings. 

Change bowler Mark Channon did most damage with 3-40 and Dave Alford chipped in with two wickets, The Dunsford score reached 81-6 when Oscar Lovell partnered Max Newbury, and the pair put on 50, as the visitors reached a 149 total. 

Tipton’s reply started brightly with Ben Kidson taking advantage of the fast outfield by notching nine boundaries and a six reaching 52 before retiring. Phil Tolley played a supporting role to score 27 before being out ‘hit wicket’. 

In an unbroken partnership of 64, Nick Wright (19 not out) provided support to Gibbins, who quickly reached 42 off 30 balls, including nine boundaries, as Tipton won by nine wickets. 

Dunsford bowler Max Newbury bowling with Phil Tolley and Dave Alford looking on

Dunsford bowler Max Newbury bowling with Phil Tolley and Dave Alford looking on - Credit: Phil Wright

Ben Kidson scored 52 not out

Ben Kidson scored 52 not out - Credit: Phil Wright

Adam Gibbins scored 42 not out

Adam Gibbins scored 42 not out - Credit: Phil Wright