Condover 2’s got their 2022 season underway with a road trip to Pontsbury.
With a team made up of youthful enthusiasm and old men with bad backs the Condover team were looking forward to getting back on the field and showing what they can do and challenge for the title.
After losing the toss yet again the Condover team were asked to bat and Pontsbury opened their bowling with two lively and accurate bowlers who gave the Condover openers of last years batter of the season Andy Brooks and Condover debutant Chris Henderson plenty of trouble. The openers got off to a steady start until Henderson was given LBW which started a batting collapse that would make the England’s Hobart effort look tame.
The Pontsbury team bowled Condover out for 66.
After a quick turnaround the Condover team started their defence well with some very tight and accurate bowling from Richard Gilbert, Lucas Ridgeway and Sam Love and it looked like Condover would make Pontsbury work very hard for the victory.
After two wickets in one Leon Kosciuczyk over the big hitters came out and knocked off the runs in the 22nd over.
Although beaten the Condover team left the ground with their heads held high after fighting to the very last run with exceptional field, tight bowling and a great team spirit which bodes well for the next clash at Condover against Harcourt.