Freiston L&L on to a winner as preparations start well

Richard Paul
Richard Paul

FREISTON, Leake and Leverton made it two wins out of two with a hard-fought victory over Revesby at the Danny Flear Centre.

Batting first, Freiston began poorly as they were reduced to 13-4 with both Hunt and May taking two wickets apiece.

Rob Sexton and Paul Chester set about rebuilding the innings.

Mixing aggression well with defence, the pair added a superb 98 for the fifth wicket. Sexton notched up his first 50 of the season as he led Freiston out of trouble.

He was dismissed for 66 before Chester went for a vital 25, both off the bowling of the economical Lane.

As with the previous week, Freiston’s tail managed to contribute some vital runs.

Adam Tempest made14 and Sean Burns added 19 to take the hosts to a competitive 161 all out.

Burns struck early with the ball as he bowled Twells for 18 before having Roberts caught by Ushewokunze in a very impressive opening spell.

Debutant John Goodfellow continued the good bowling as he tied down the Revesby batters, while also picking up two wickets.

Skipper Richard Paul picked up two wickets including Lane for 30 as Revesby upped their run rate in pursuit of victory.

Revesby required a run a ball of the final five overs but Oliver Booth bowled Marshall as Freiston kept to their disciplines well.

Booth and Paul Chester bowled well at the death to prevent Revesby from getting to their target despite a well played 42 from Knight.

Booth conceded only five off the final over to seal victory for Freiston by just five runs.