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Nairn County VS Northern Counties (16/7/2016)

Match ReportsPosted by Tom Green Mon, July 25, 2016 15:28:01

Northern Counties 220-8
N. Eshwara 95

Steven Neill 2-44
Stephen Anniss 2-65

Nairn County 200-All Out
Ian Lednor 70
Stephen Anniss 65

S. Donald 4-37
N. Eshwara 2-18

Nairn County lost in a close match against Northern Counties last weekend at the Nairn Links last Saturday. Northern Counties were put into bat first and came under pressure from the Nairn bowling attack. However, a 95 run knock from Northern Counties’ Nuwan Eshwara among others helped the visitors end the innings on 220 for eight heading into the interval. The pick of the Nairn bowlers was Steven Neill and Stephen Anniss, who both took two wickets each.

After the break, Nairn got off to a difficult start losing their captain for a duck. After this, Nairn rebuilt their innings with Alex Green and Neil Gibson putting on a 22 run partnership. After the pair had been dismissed, Nairn’s middle order went on the counter attack with Ian Lednor and Stephen Anniss putting on an 111 run partnership which put Nairn in a position to win the game. Unfortunately, Northern Counties were able to take out Nairn’s lower order resulting in Nairn being bowled out for 200 runs. The pick of the Nairn batsmen was Ian Lednor, who scored 70 runs and Stephen Anniss, who scored 65.

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