Determined Start To The Season For Syston Town C.C.

Despite a difficult early season fixture list, Syston Town C.C can be satisfied with the start they have made in the Premier Division. Their first match ended with a winning draw over a strong Market Harborough team. Syston scored 213-4 with Umar Razzaq 91 not out and Carl Fourie 63 leading the way. Market Harborough hung on at 193-8 with Carl Fourie taking 3-46. Next up was Kibworth who restricted Syston to 216 with only Ram Ghuman 92 and Charles Wootton 37 making significant contributions. Kibworth lost six wickets but they got home with 5 overs to spare.
In their third game Syston scored a brilliant victory over last year’s champions Loughborough Town. Batting first once more Syston reached a healthy 236-6 with Umar Razzaq making 89 and Charles Wootton 85. Loughborough passed 200 with only 5 wickets down but a devastating burst by Carl Fourie who finished with 4-36 saw Loughborough dismissed for 222 to give Syston victory by 14 runs. After these heroics the 68 runs defeat in the next match against Lutterworth was a little disappointing. Lutterworth were put into bat on a difficult wicket but applied themselves to reach 218-4. Syston passed 100 with only two down and despite Carl Fourie(pictured) making 46 they folded badly to be all out for just 150.
The 2nd XI have been in record breaking form. Two wins and a winning draw have been recorded so far with just one defeat. Syston’s batsmen gorged themselves with runs against Electricity Sports reaching an enormous total of 407-6. Kahil Mann-Kler (143) and Ben Drake (159) put on 249 for the second wicket to break all sorts of club records. The following week Kahil starred again with 54 not out when he and Tom Corbett (56 not out) helped Syston to a 10 wickets victory over Illston Abey. Syston had a very close game against Newtown Linford 2nd XI who set Syston a target of 182. Syston got home to win an excellent game by two wickets thanks to largely to Chris Pole (45) and Mayur Chauhan (63).
The Sunday XI won their first two game of the season. Barrowby were beaten by 117 runs with Tom Corbett scoring 76 not out and Scott Cooper 45. Barrowby started well but young Elliott Green with 5-10 proved to be the match winner. Syston also won a low scoring game against Egerton Park by just 20 runs with another youth team player Yash Patel top scoring with 28.
Roger Pole