Parley 2nds 324-5 Nomansland 127
Nomansland’s good run crashed into the buffers against a very impressive Parley side chasing the championship. An early wicket gave the home side a good start, but Jake Markham and Jamie Hadley made things look easy as they added 270 for the second wicket. Hadley in particular looked a class act and was eventually out for a superb 137. Markham was not far behind him and finished unbeaten on 111 at tea as Parley amassed 324-5. A small flurry of wickets at the death gave Nomansland a couple of bowling bonus points, with James Mason and Gary Loveless each picking up two wickets. A remarkable one handed catch on the boundary by Terry Harrison was the highlight of a sometimes scruffy performance in the field by the home side.
For the first time since the opening match of the season Nomansland’s batting let them down. Although six of the top eight reached double figures, no one went on to make a significant contribution, as the varied Parley attack picked up wickets at regular intervals. Top scorers were Terry Harrison with a typically violent 25 and Sam Dempster with 21. Dan Avery with 4-25 was the main tormentor as the home side capitulated from 49-2 to 127 all out.