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Another 5fer for Maynard as Stags fightback to beat Ynys

Another 5fer for Maynard as Stags fightback to beat Ynys

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Seamer Tom Maynard once again starred with the ball as St Fagans bounced back from a poor batting display to beat Ynystawe by 43 runs.

Winning the toss, St Fagans skipper, Chris Thorne, elected to bat, but they were soon two wickets down with Chris Lawlor (10) and Thorne (9) falling in the same over to Lee Hicks.

17-year-old, Adam Keane, and Matt Thompson, set about bringing some composure to the innings and were building a solid partnership when Keane was bowled for 17.

Unfortunately, despite a patient 38 from Thompson, other contributions were few and far between with Owain Hopkins providing the next top score with 17*.

The St Fagans innings saw wickets fall in clusters and a poor batting display ended in the 46th over with only 153 on the board. A win at tea for the home side looked very unlikely indeed.

However, Ynystawe’s response started in spectacular fashion. Maynard opened his account in the very first over trapping Tom Blake LBW for 0.

In the 2nd over, Stags struck twice through Daanish Hashmi, who preyed on the opponents batsmen with a nagging line outside the off-stump. At 2-3, the momentum was well and truly with the Stags.

That said, Ynys batsmen, Andrew Beasley and Matthew Blake brought an element of calm to the team’s innings and fought back in admirable fashion, with some destructive shots on display.

This calm was broken by Gareth Weatherall before two outstanding pieces of fielding from Maynard and Jamie Sylvester off his own bowling yielded another two wickets.

With the tail only left, Maynard mopped up the remaining wickets as Ynys finished on 110ao to secure his 2nd five-wicket haul in two games for the Stags.



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