Ton up Anderson seals Pool win

Reporter:

Gavin Grosvenor

TOM Anderson starred with an unbeaten century as Welshpool prevailed four wicket winners at Cound in division one of the Henshalls Shropshire League.

Pool prevailed triumphant with a revised target in a match interrupted by rain delays with captain Anderson playing a key role.

Joe Monk (1-26) drew first blood with Cound opener Farrell Waters caught by Nick Davies for nine before Tom Anderson (1-34) toppled Jack Case for eight.

Graham Trow kept the scoreboard ticking, forming a 48 run third wicket stand alongside Craig Kinsey until the latter was caught by Matt McWhinnie off Rob Anderson (1-24) for five.

Trow was joined by Dan Tudor with the pair combining well in a 52 run fourth wicket partnership until Rob Pengelly celebrated the wicket of the opener for a top scoring 84.

Patrick Davies(1-24) caught and bowled Henry Cooper (5) with Allan Williams (2-29) dismissing of Tudor, caught by Tom Anderson for 33, to leave Chris Parry (40no) and Cound 226-7.

Despite chasing a reduced target in reply the loss of openers Nick Davies (9) and Paul Chapman (19) left Pool on just 30-2.

However Anderson was joined by Patrick Davies in an 85 run third wicket stand to put Pool on course with the duo combining well in a flurry of boundaries to steer their side toward their revised target.

Davies fell to Iwan Morgan (2-32) for 41, prompting a middle order wobble as Adam Williams (3-47) came to dominate.

However Anderson (101no) was not to be denied and was joined by Joe Monk (8no) in guiding Pool to 208-6 and victory in the 38thover and keep alive Pool’s top five aspirations.

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