Nine for Chapman in brilliant display

JOHN CHAPMAN returned the astonishing figures of 9-16 as St Michaels 74 2nd beat Obelisk 2nd by 117 runs in Division 12.

Chapman single-handedly destroyed Obelsik’s reply, bowling them out for just 55 in 21.1 overs and he was only denied the full house when Charlie Gibbins grabbed the final wicket to fall.

Opener Carl White finished 23 not out for Obelisk as only Steve Reading (24) stayed with him for any sort of time.

Earlier, David Francis (79), Michael Chapman (35) and Nathan Adams (22) gave St Michaels a strong start, only for a collapse to follow as Reading (3-17) and Sukhjit Bal (3-46) bowled them out for 172 in 44.3 overs.

But Chapman ensured it was all academic in the end. St Michaels 74 2nd 28pts, Obelisk 2nd 5.