Estill sparks opponents’ collapse

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ON Saturday, Fylingdales 2nds travelled to Thornton le Dale with what appeared to be an under-strength squad.

Several regulars were unavailable so the team was a mixture of the ‘semi-retired’ and the rather young.

The four oldest players had a combined age of around 250 while the youngest four came in at under 55.

Losing the toss, Fylingdales batted first.

At the 20 overs stage Fylingdales were 72/2. The run-rate started to increase and the final total was 196/5 with captain Will Barber scoring 105 and 13-year-old Theo Clarke getting 29 on a bumpy pitch.

Thornton began their reply well, taking 19 runs from the first three overs.

After 10 overs they were 37/1, but their batting collapsed to 44/7 10 overs later, evntually closing on exactly 100.

Bill Estill took five wickets for 27 in 14 overs while Theo Clarke took 4-11 in 8 overs.