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Johnson smashes century in defeat


Patrington II  182 all out

Hornsea II  186-6


PATRINGTON seconds took on an experienced Hornsea II side on a hot sultry day at Southside last Saturday.

Patrington lost the toss and the away side elected to bowl. Patrington started off well with openers Lucas Sneddon and Dean Johnson hitting quickfire boundaries. Sneddon was first to depart for eight, but Johnson kept on going, hitting the fence at regular intervals and with batsmen coming and going, he kept his nerve to steer the innings.

Johnson needed someone to stay with him and skipper Brian Butler, who scored a powerful 28 before departing, gave Johnson the chance to secure his maiden century for himself and the club. The opening batsman finished on 102, guiding the side to 182 all out. Memorable mentions also must go to the three debutants who played and did themselves proud, especially Cameron Maplebeck, who scored a respectable 17 with the bat.

Hornsea’s reply got off to a disastrous start with three early wickets falling to Johnson and the visitors were reeling on 2-3. At the other end, fellow opener Jamie McKinley was metronomic as ever as Hornsea struggled to adapt to the great bowling and the pitch. Patrington had Hornsea in real trouble at 76 for 6 but then a 100-stand ensued for the away side and they chased down their target in 44.1 overs, finishing on 186-6, thanks to the efforts of Matthew Knapton (45 not out) and Karl Greenwood (69 not out).

This is a young Patrington side and they put up a great fight and everyone should be proud of their efforts.

The seconds are at home again on Saturday and they hope to bounce back against top of the league Brandesburton.

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