THERE was double joy for Brigstock in Division Two.
After four successive washouts at the start of the season, Ian Sharp’s team finally got a game in and the extra bonus was it ended in a comfortable 47-run victory at Rothwell.
And the captain was happy with a good job done in what was, effectively, his team’s first game of the new campaign.
“I wouldn’t say we were frustrated because there isn’t anything we can do about the weather,” Sharp said.
“But we were happy to finally get a game in and it was great to get a win.
“We did very well with the bat and we are stronger in that department this season.
“It was clear that was one of our problems last season because we let ourselves down on a few occasions.
“We declared after 46 overs in a 48-over game, we backed our bowlers and it proved to be the right decision, which was pleasing.
“There has been little point in us looking at the league table and looking what others have been doing.
“We have got one win from one game and we can’t ask for more than that. Hopefully this will be the start of a run of matches and we will try to get ourselves there or thereabouts at the top end of the table.”
Brigstock declared on 202-7 after 46 overs after Sat Singh (63) and Bradley Morris (45) had led the charge while Tashwin Lukas (29) and Patrick Croker (26no) played the supporting roles. Adam Ogley (8-1-32-4) and Dean Spreadbury (13-1-59-3) picked up the wickets for Rothwell.
It then became a task for the Brigstock bowlers and they delivered in the nick of time.
Ogley (29), Ellery White (29), Freddie Voss (27) and Nicky Kingsnorth (23) all got starts for Rothwell but wickets fell at regular intervals with Robert Pack (13-3-33-5) and Lukas (15-5-24-4) doing the damage before John O’Grady claimed the wicket of White with eight balls remaining. Rothwell 5pts, Brigstock 30.