Tipton toppled by touring Weslsh side

Tipton St John cricketer David O'Higgins is claped onto the field ahead of hsi 80th birthday celebra

Tipton St John cricketer David O'Higgins is claped onto the field ahead of hsi 80th birthday celebrations later in the coming week - Credit: Archant

Tipton were well beaten in their meeting with Welsh touring side Peterston Super Ely.

Batting first, Tipton found it hard going and, after an opening stand of 20 runs, ended with Dave Jessop being trapped leg before wicket for four, wickets fell at regular intervals.

It proved not to be a day to let the ball hit the pads for both Matt Williamson, with 17, and Dave Thayre, with two, were also adjudged to be leg before and their dismissals were followed by Jem Gillham who was bowled for nought.

A mini-revival saw Alex Tubbs and Tom Birch both score 10 runs each, but it proved to be a false dawn as a further collapse saw Tipton eventually dismissed for 64.

The Tipton bowlers fought back in style! David O’Higgins bowled Cross for a duck and David Birch bowled Howells for two. A great catch by Alex Tubbs off Phil Wright’s bowling removed Jaques and Tom Birch took two wickets in his first over to leave the Welsh side a troubled 25-5.

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However, Stancombe with 33 and Phillips 28 were not to be removed and they batted their side through to an early victory which suited the travelling party as it meant they could move to the pub in time to watch their football team defeat Northern Ireland in the Euros!

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