Club Cricket: Poor Batting Hits Gele Hard as Buckley Take Top Spot

David MoulsonContributor IJune 4, 2012

Owen Lynam batting for Gele
Owen Lynam batting for Gele

A poor batting display from Abergele gave Buckley their third win over their counterparts this season.

Gele started well, dismissing Paul Rambaldi—caught by David Moulson off Wasim Ali. Ali then took the wickets of Ian White and the key wicket of Phil Bradfield, caught by Ed Rooney.

Wickets fell regularly for Buckley, as Moulson got Chris Allen for 22 with a great yorker. Moulson continued to take wickets and two-in-two balls Adam Harper and Daz Wilcock put Gele right into the game. 

James Blackwell fell victim to Monir Ahmed, the first first-team wicket for one of Abergele's promising youngsters. 

Moulson finished the innings off bowling Adam Shaw. He finished with figures of five for 10 off his 9.1 overs.

Blackwell was exceptional with the ball for Buckley. He dismissed Gele's top five. Ben Garnett and Rooney went cheaply, leaving Gele with one for two.

Moulson shown a bit of stability at the crease, as he top scored with 14, but it was a sorry story for Gele's batsman as Blackwell, who finished proceedings with a hat trick, finished with seven wickets for 18 runs. He was backed up well by new ball partner Ryan White, who took three for 10. 

Overall, Gele will be hoping to turn their attention to Gwersyllt Park on Saturday at Pentre Mawr Park.