Skipper Andy McGirl and the Fourth X1 got the 2022 season off to a winning start with a win over Kilkenny at The Vineyard on Saturday.
Batting first, The Hills put on an impressive 227 for 2 off the allotted 40 overs. Top scoring for the Milverton men was the 17 year old James Courell with 94, his maiden half century for the club and tantalisingly close to the ton. James was ably assisted by Conor O’Brien with an unbeaten 54 and Andrew Russell with 45. A fine batting display for the season opener bodes well for the remainder of the season.
Setting about the run chase in a business like manner all of the Kilkenny batters contributed but came up short with 208 for 9 in reply. Best bowling for The Hills was an impressive 4 for 36 off 8 for Ashad Farrooqi including 2 caught and bowled. Other contributors with the ball were Kieron Phillips with 2, Jason Magee, Conor O’Brien and Muddesser Bhandara with a wicket each.
Great to see young talent coming through into the senior cricket ranks so early in the season. Full details on the following link: