Five Wins In a Row for Town Cricket Club

Syston Town CC. 1st XI continued their splendid form with victories against Cropston, Rothley Park and Barrow Town before their five match winning streak came to an end with defeat at Lutterworth. Syston found it hard going against Cropston and reached 152 thanks largely to Faisal Jariwala (36) and George Corbett (30). In reply Cropston never recovered from the opening spell by Asif Mai (4-8) and with skipper Mo Pardesi taking 3-24 they were all out for 113. Syston then inflicted the first defeat of the season on table topping Rothley by a massive 79 runs. Syston racked up 251-4 with Ram Ghuman (89) and Charles Wootton (80) setting a club record stand of 165 for the third wicket. Rothley could only manage 172 with Tosif Ravat (3-42) the pick of the bowlers. Rain reduced the match against Barrow to 32 overs and Syston reached 157-9 with Charles Wootton top scoring with 44. Barrow made a dreadful start with George Corbett taking two wickets in his first over and they struggled to 123 all out with Adam Mortimer taking 3-23 on his 1st XI debut. At Lutterworth, Syston fought hard to reach 206 but were unable to make a decisive breakthrough as the home side edged to victory with an over to spare.
The fortunes of the second XI have continued to fluctuate and after a heavy seven wicket defeat at Barwell they then won three games in a row at home. High flying Shree Sanatan seemed to hold the upper hand when they bowled out Syston for 105. However they were dismissed for just 67 as left arm spinner Chirag Modi, pictured above right, scythed through their batting taking 6-4. Narborough and Littlethorpe were next up and in a match reduced to 35 overs, Syston made 163-7 thanks largely to opener Charlie Royale who made a splendid 79.
After tea Narborough had no answer to Syston’s spinners and were dismissed for 135 with Pete Howard (3-32) taking the bowling honours. Next up were Leicester Banks who could only reach 141 thanks to superb bowling by Mikesh Kansagra who took 6-41. Syston eased home to victory by 4 wickets with 14 years old George Royale top scoring with 30.
The Sunday XI match against Frisby was lost to the weather but the home game against Welby resulted in a splendid 100 runs victory. Deon Burton starred with 89 runs and Adam Mortimer (4-10) took the bowling honours. The match against Queniborough was switched to Syston and the visitors were bowled out for 131 with Yash Patel taking 4-23. Syston looked likely winners but after a slow start, they were all out for just 129 despite Paddy Oakman making 43.