King’s 1st XI Cricket notch up a convincing win against MAGS

The King’s 1st XI continued their winning streak, this time accounting for MAGS (away from home) by a convincing margin of 7 wickets. King’s won the toss and chose to bowl in overcast conditions on a green wicket.

 

Most of the bowlers were rewarded with wickets or highly economic spells to restrict MAGS to 159/6 in 50 overs. The bowling and fielding was of high quality and suffocated any attempt by MAGS to take control of the match. The home team tried to take advantage of wickets in hand towards the back end of their innings, but to no avail as the Dickson brothers (Hayden and Cory), Abbas and Simmonds maintained superb control.

 After lunch King’s set about the run chase with little drama. Nathan Robinson, who batted for the 2nd XI last week opened with Tom Simmonds and took the score to 31 before Simmonds lost his wicket. Robinson was involved in sound partnerships with Dimithri Gallage and Thorn Parkes ensuring that the run rate was always well above what was required. Robinson was out for a well-deserved and confidence-boosting 67 runs in 89 balls. Parkes finished on 25 not out in the company of George Cory-Wright who was on 16 not out when the win was secured with almost 10 overs to spare. William Paranthoine was ultra-dependable behind the wickets with 3 catches including a stunner down the leg-side off a Hayden Dickson missile.

 

Hayden Dickson 2-25; T Simmonds 2-17; C Dickson 1-21