Away win with little fuss for first XI

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WEST Hallam White Rose’s first XI enjoyed a comfortable win at Ambergate on Saturday.

Hallam captain Tommy Lockhart won the toss and put the hosts into bat first, and Kristian Tingle was handed the new ball for the first time this year.

This proved to be a good choice as Tingle quickly found an early breakthrough.

Peter Hort continued his excellent form and bagged himself a wicket before a steady third wicket partnership took the score to 80-2.

James Lockhart then tore through the heart of Ambergate’s middle order to take six wickets for just 43 runs, with all six being clean bowled.

Tommy Lockhart accounted for the remaining two wickets as Ambergate crumbled to 116 all out.

The result was never really in doubt at tea and opening partnership of Thomas Brandrick and Tim Hampton-Matehe started quickly, taking the score to 45 before Brandrick fell to a loose shot for 21.

Matt Tatler joined Hampton-Matehe at the crease and the pair saw Hallam home to a nine-wicket win with Tatler 35 not out and Hampton-Matehe unbeaten on 47.