Partnerships are key !

In only their second home game of the season Earls Colne welcomed Kelvedon.
After winning the toss, Colne skipper Daryl Sleeman decided to bowl and Gary Pushman opened the bowling on his debut with Paul Bromley. Kelvedon openers Martin Pope(65) and Peter Rice(94) did not let either settle, pouncing on anything short and were sitting at 130 at drinks with Colne looking at a potential chase of around 300! After drinks Daryl Sleeman and Luke Booty slowed the run rate down and the wickets started to fall with Luke Booty taking 4 wickets for only 35 runs and with a tighter fielding performance managed to restrict Kelvedon to 206 for 6 off their 40 overs.
Knowing that they need to bat sensibly Daryl Sleeman and Pat Kerry walked out to start the Colne innings. Pat Kerry took off at his usual pace scoring a quick 24 and then George Gibbins looked set before being bowled by J. Manning, who eventually finished with figures of 2-57.  This brought Russell Dawes to the crease and with Daryl Sleeman, set about rotating the strike and putting the bad balls away to the fence. Daryl made it to 112 before being bowled whilst Russell carried his bat for 58 sharing a partnership of 113 before Gavin Sleeman (4 n.o.) came in and finished the game off in 34 overs 
A very impressive win and all round performance from Colne and with morale high and 2 wins on the bounce, and the skipper convinced that Colne will now start to push up the table

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