5 December, 2022
Another victory for Atherton
ATHERTON first grade travelled to Griffiths Park on Saturday to face Rovers and took home the win against the fifth seeded team.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Atherton openers Chris Adams (12) and Mick Raso got off to a steady start until Adams was dismissed in the seventh over with a score of 20.
Mason Blaney fell cheaply for 8 and Tom Boorman for 16 before Pete Sceresini (30) joined Raso at the crease and built a partnership of 93 runs.
Raso’s wicket fell in the 34th over but not before he had scored an entertaining 89 from 91 deliveries including eight 4s and two 6s.
Caleb Constant played a great cameo scoring a run a ball 23 and at the end of their 40 overs, Atherton had posted a respectable score of 6/200.
Atherton’s opening bowler Matt Coleman (2/31) set the tone of the Rovers innings picking up a wicket in his 1st over and then claiming the prized scalp of Brenton Edwards in his 3rd over.
Rovers struggled to build a partnership and wickets continued to fall regularly, with the father son combination of Ben (4/20) and Angus Vikionkorpi (1/17) bowling brilliantly to keep the pressure on.
Blaney finished his 8 overs with figures of 1/10 and Rovers were only able to reach 109 in their allotted 40 overs.
Atherton will play host to Barron at Loder Park this Saturday from 12:30pm in their last home game before the Christmas break.
Barron sit just below Atherton on the table with a three-point difference while only a one point difference keeps Atherton out of second place.