Buttriss soon makes a Mark for Leverington
Leverington won their first game of the season away at Isleham by 67 runs.
After winning the toss Leverington opted to bat first and it looked a master stroke as Gilbert (65) and Rhodes (36) put on a 99-run opening stand before the latter was caught in the 20th over.
By the 27th over although Leverington had added a further 30 runs to the score they had lost a further four of their top/middle order with none touching double figures.
The entrance of new recruit Mark Buttriss soon turned the tide back in Leverington’s favour, dispatching the home attack to all parts on his way to a well compiled 47 while joined for a cameo by skipper Cooper (15) towards the death helping Leverington past 200 before both falling cheaply.
Leverington started brightly with 16-year-old Luke Wilson taking the first wicket in the fourth over and Cooper following suit in the fifth. This only brought Isleham’s main stays to the crease and the double bowling change of Lee Peck and John Gill soon got the run rate stabilised with no luck in the field with four clear cut chances put down.
After drinks the luck changed with Gill bowling the No.3. Peck followed up with the wicket of their top scorer. With Peck bowling excellently (2-40) and Gill (4-30) also removing the entire middle order it was left for Wilson (3-33) to return and clear the tail enders to leave the hosts 140 all out.
Next weekend Leverington host a ‘dawn to dusk’ fun day to raise funds for local lad Billy Lee. Open to all from 5.30am.