Tipton down Dunsford with accomplished all-round display
- 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.