Terling make it a Hat Trick of wins in a row…
On Saturday Terling hosted Burnham Sports looking for a third consecutive win. Despite winning the toss Wilding was immediately relieved of his captain responsibilities much to his annoyance and the delight of the rest of the squad as Wager had arrived just in time for kick off!
Terling elected to field and after a slow start from openers Jagota and the returning G Woolfenden (no you didn’t read that wrong) soon began to take wickets at regular intervals. The wickets were shared around mainly between Wager (3), Tompkin (3) and Twin (2) but there was also a wicket for Jagota, again that’s not a misprint, whilst the returning big W went wicketless. Terling fielded impressively throughout and caught well but none more so that Taylor taking a sharp one at first slip, although it was straight at him, no dive or anything required so he should have caught it, I wish I had one that went straight to me! Cullum also contributed with an impressive one a half stump to aim at direct hit. Burnham could only post 112, a below par score even for Terling.
In reply Terling made a shaky start loosing Jagota and Taylor early, the latter unable to build on his masterclass ton from the previous week. Wilding was keeping the good stuff at bay and Cullum joined him in similar fashion. The change bowler brought Cullum’s dismissal, one he will be disappointed with, missing a sweep and being bowled leg stump.
This brought K Dawson to the crease for his first (and hopefully many after his performance) go of the season and was able to stick around and chip away at the target on his way to 51. Before this Terling has lost Wilding, Harrison and Woolfenden so loosing Dawson LBW made a nervy finish. Finished it was though for the loss of 7 as Wager and Twin knocked off the final runs required.
Terling have now won three on the bounce and the early Eason jitters now seem firmly behind them. Skipper Wager said, ‘it’s a good win, a bit closer than we’d have liked but the important thing is we won. Who would have though you’d have Adam Twin nudging a one to win a game?’
Next up for Terling is a journey to Little Waltham. Ticket information is available from Little Waltham website.