CRICKET: Sutton’s Hospital operation a success

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Hospital 1st (75) lost to Long Sutton 1st (76-2) by eight wickets: SUTTON got back to winning ways with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Hospital on Saturday.

Winning the toss, hosts Sutton chose to bowl and instantly put the opposition on the back foot at Paradise Field, taking regular wickets.

Openers Barry Stanway (3-17) took a trio of wickets in his opening spell and left Hospital looking desperate – with no batsmen really looking comfortable.

Backed up well by Jake Burton (2-12) and Ian Morris (2-4), only Arun Nair (23) really troubled the scorers as Hospital only reached 75.

Sutton made a solid start before veteran Chris Booth had to retire hurt after running a quick single.

But Phil Barnes (15) stayed composed as Wright was removed for just one, before the ever reliable Paul Edgeller (35no) made his way to the crease to guide Sutton towards their target.

Barnes was unlucky to be bowled by an half tracker which deceived him, but Tim Norris (12no) joined Edgeller in the middle to take Sutton to their target in the 19th over.

Sutton’s vice captain Jimmy Wright said: “It was nice to see the lads perform in the way they did today.

“It was a well-rounded performance in all departments and we showed good bouncebackability from last week’s defeat.”

Hospital 1st

R Partridge b Edgeller 10

J Dye b Stanway 0

S Philip b Stanway 0

M Sannakki c Burton b Stanway 10

S Anthrayose LBW b Edgeller 2

A Nair c A Wright b Edgeller 23

N Mani b Burton 10

A Thomas b Morris 6

N Wix c&b Burton 0

D Blackburn not out 2

S Hettiarachchi b Morris 1

Extras (3b, 4lb, 4w) 11

Total (all out, 32 overs) 75

Bowling: Stanway 10-5-17-3; Sangha 5-2-11-0; Edgeller 7-1-24-3; Burton 6-1-12-2; Morris 4-1-4-2.

Long Sutton 1st

C Booth retired hurt 5

P Barnes LBW b Sannakki 15

A Wright c Blackburn b Anthrayose 1

P Edgeller not out 35

T Norris not out 12

Extras (2b, 1lb, 5w) 8

Total (for 2 wickets, 19 overs) 76

• Bowling: Anthrayose 8-1-28-1; Philip 6-2-14-0; Thomas 3-0-20-0; Sannakki 2-0-11-1.

• WHITTLESEY 2nd conceded defeat against Long Sutton 2nd in Rutland League Division Seven on Sunday.

Sutton Sunday’s 1st team saw their Division One clash with Warboys rained off.