The last four weeks have seen nine wins, two draws and only two defeats for Syston Town Cricket Club’s senior teams.
A disappointing batting performance saw the 1st XI lose to reigning champions Kibworth. However, they bounced immediately back with a seven wicket victory over Loughborough Town who had no answer to Zaher Tahir (4-16) and were dismissed for just 126. Dan Vernon (45 not out) and Charles Wootton (36 not out) saw their team home in quick time.
Next up Rothley Park were blown away by George Corbett (4-18) and could only reach 117. After a few early wobbles Charles Wootton (45 not out) eased his team to victory by six wickets.
Lutterworth were then held to 185-8 and Ram Ghuman (71 not out) and Charles Wootton (92 not out) led Syston to victory by eight wickets. Charles Wootton’s sparkling form continued against Electricity Sports and his 47 helped Syston to reach the quarter finals of the County Cup with victory by 118 runs.
Fortunes of the 2nd XI have finally turned around and the team has moved away from the relegation zone. Two hard fought draws against Hinckley Town 2nd XI and Ratby were followed by successive victories over Huncote and Hinckley Amateur.
Joe Storer with 6-23 was the destroyer in chief against Huncote who were dismissed for 132 and Scott Cooper (47 not out) and Chris Pole (29 not out) sealed a comfortable victory by seven wickets. Syston bowled very well to restrict top of the league Hinckley Amateur to 206-8 with Pete Howard taking 3-47. They then chased the target down thanks to Perry Hill (37 not out) who held the innings together and he was well supported by Scott Cooper (48), Charlie Royle (36) and Milo Abraham (33).
The Sunday XI have also won three of their last four games. Charlie Taylor (86) and Ben Drake (46) helped the team to chase down 189 against Stamford. Perry Hill (54 not out) and Tom Corbett (51) saw Syston post 208-8 against Queniborough who were then dismissed for 140 with Ben Tebbutt and Tom Corbett taking three wickets each.
Syston lost to Ashby Carington by seven wickets, but not before an opening stand of 110 by Tom Corbett (54) and skipper Ivan Spibey who made a career best 48. Perry Hill (74) and Kishan Dattani (53) saw Syston to a challenging 213-8 against Rothley Park who were then restricted to 182-8 with three wickets each for Ayaan Pathan and Ben Tebbutt.