WENDRON got their own back on Saturday against local rivals Mullion as they pulled off a big 127 run victory away at Garro Lane.
Earlier in the season, on June 21, it had been Mullion who took home the spoils when they came to Underlane and won by six wickets.
However, the visitor’s bowlers blew their opponents away in Division Three as they skittled them all out for 84, with six of the ten wickets being bowled.
Martin Hearn won the toss for the hosts and decided to bowl first. It looked to be a good choice as opening batsman Sam Care got caught by Dean Fletcher off Michael Cockings after scoring four runs, with the team’s total only on seven.
Antony Harris stayed around a bit longer than his partner at the top of the order had, but he was soon another victim of Cockings as he was caught behind by Alby Stevens for 17, making it 34-2.
Tim Kitchen and Mark Mitchell added 44 for the third wicket before Jack Casley bowled Kitchen for 21. The number four batsman carried on to 41 before being run out by Cockings, who appeared to be having an inspired day in the field.
Mullion got into the lower order with the score on 150, but a gallant innings by Ryan Mitchell pushed the away side to a respectable 211-6 by the time 48 overs had been bowled, with the number six bat on 53 not out.
Craig Owens came in at eight and scored 20 not out in a 61 run partnership.
After tea, the home side came out but soon found themselves getting out.
Their top four batsmen, Casley, Stevens, Dean Fletcher and Jonty Wheatley, only managed seven runs between them as Mullion dropped to 11-4 with Kitchen taking three wickets.
William Mitchell then had number six batsman Daniel Johnson caught for nine with the total on 21 and things were looking very bleak for the home team.
Captain Hearn and Mark Hall tried their best to glue the fragmenting innings together with a partnership of 38, but this would only prove to be a momentary blip for the Dron’s bowling attack as they produced another blast.
From 59-5, it quickly became 84 all out as Hearn, with 22, and Hall, who hit 29 runs, ended up as the only two Mullion players to reach double figures in the innings. The next highest scorer was the extras column with 11.
Along with Kitchen, Ryan Whitbread also claimed three scalps with his five over spell costing just 17 runs and including the last wicket of Mullion number 11 Ian Mailes, who was given out LBW for a duck.
Despite the result, both teams remain in the same places in the league as they had at the day’s start with Mullion fifth and Dron in seventh.