Tuesday , March 2 2021

Another hundred for Andrew Fletcher as Wellington overcome major counties



Andrew Fletcher celebrates the third century of the season.

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Andrew Fletcher celebrates the third century of the season.

Andrew Fletcher continued the rich vein of form to ensure Wellington kept their place at the top of the Ford Cup table.

The Firebirds rolled to victory in 58-over central counties in Lincoln – their fifth victory in seven matches – thank you very much for the red hot opener, which scored the third century of one day's campaign.

Fletcher anchored the rounds with 100 heads at the top as wellington made 266-8.

His excellent knock dropped 123 balls and included nine four, taking his total season to 475 on average of 79.16.

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Fletcher placed 114 for the second wicket with Devon Conway, who made 57 while Lauchie Jens finished at 25 not out.

Arm Arm Armor Ben Wheeler took 3 to 47 for the CD but all hopes of winning Stagas quickly disappeared at the start of a chase run.

CD collapsed to 87-7 at 26 over before Wheeler (56) and Ryan Mac (52) mounted on the rearguard action.

The result was undeniable, though Malcolm falling and the Mint Bennett led Wellington's attack with three ministers.

Wellington 266-8 (Andrew Fletcher 100, Devon Conway 57, Ben Wheeler 3-47) Beat central counties 208 (Wheeler 56, Ryan Mac Cohn 52, Malcolm Falling 3-36, Hamish Bennett 3-38, Jimmy Nash 2 – 43)


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