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North Petherton 149-2 beat Temple Cloud 148 by 8 wkts
1:10pm Tuesday 12th June 2012 in Sport
AN unbeaten Lewis Irish century and a storming spell of 6-19 from Lewis Knight helped steer North Petherton to a big 35-point win over Temple Cloud on Saturday.
Skipper Tim Gibbs won the all-important toss and opted to bowl first on a tough batting track.
A scintillating bowling display from Lewis Knight (6-19), whose array of variation made his spell a pleasure to watch, and Tim Gibbs (2-19) reduced the visitors to 25-5.
Lloyd Irish (2-15) chipped in as Cloud limped to 148 all out.
In reply, opener Lewis Irish (100 no) batted exquisitely for his maiden Division 1 century, showing a combination of patience, control and power throughout.
He was ably supported by his team’s top order and reached his hundred with the winning runs to complete a great innings and a massive win for North Petherton.