Meyer’s magnificent start

March overseas cricketer Ryan Meyer in action
March overseas cricketer Ryan Meyer in action

AUSTRALIAN Ryan Meyer oozed class on his first competitive match for March Town on Sunday with bat and ball as he set up an 80-run win over Uppingham in the Rutland League Division One.

Meyer had to suffer the English weather on Saturday with the Cambs Tucker game at Nassington rained off, but he wasted no time 24 hours later showing what a good Australian import he can be this summer.

Meyer opened the March batting and hit an impressive 70 with six fours and two sixes. He combined well with Shardul Brahmbhatt 42 for a 93-run partnership for the third wicket. Scott Welcher hit 17 not out as March posted 181 for eight.

Then Meyer and Brahmbhatt had the Uppingham batsmen in a spin as they were shot out for just 101.

Left arm wrist spinner Meyer took seven for 38 in his nine overs, while at the other end Brahmbhatt conceded just 22 runs off his 11 overs.

Skipper Chris Ringham said: ”It was a fantastic first competitive game for Ryan and hopefully he will have many good days for the club.

“His batting has looked good in the nets and now he has put it into practice in a game. He really looked a class act with bat and ball. Shardul also did very well and was unlucky to be out to a ball that kept low and also bowled very well in tandem with Ryan.”

March are at home to Khalsa on Saturday in the Tucker League and on Sunday they travel to Peterborough Town in the Rutland League.