There were two games for the club this week starting off with Tuesday’s Presidents Cup tie for our Midweek XI v Pontesbury. Condover were asked to bat first and after a slow start some big hitting in the last ten overs allowed us to reach 146-7. Charlie Rogers made 61 from the top of the order and Andy Mottram once again hit t20 runs as he scored 35.
In reply the away side’s batting was too strong with some Premier division and division one players in their lineup, which also included Shrewsbury Town’s goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne who bowled a very tidy opening spell. The visitors reached their target after 16 overs but not before Jake picked up his first senior wicket and his brother Ollie had bowled a tidy three overs.
Our under 13s came out on the right end of a result the following evening as they beat Alberbury at Pecknall Farm. Captain Paddy won the toss as Condover opted to bat first and piled on the runs. Both openers retired not out after forming a solid partnership, Jake scoring 30 and Oli P hitting 34. Will made his highest score of 24 and Freddie also chipped in with 22 as we finished on 164-5.
The home side’s response never truly got going despite their tremendous effort as Condovers attack bowled some tidy overs. Rosie, Ollie and Freddie picked up a wicket each as MJ claimed figures of 4-6 from his 3 overs. Jake then capped off a good all round performance as he claimed 3 wickets. Alberbury ended up being bowled out for 84 with an over of the game left.