Turnaround continues as Penrith push league leaders to the limit

Date: Friday 28th July 2017

A THRILLING Northern Premier League game at Netherfield saw Penrith lose to the Division I leaders by just nine runs.

Put in to bat, the home side made a modest 132, with skipper Ben Barrow top scoring with 54.

Penrith’s substitute professional, all-rounder Chirag Khurana, claimed four for 33 from his 13.1 overs, while Greg Hall and Jesse Dinnie took two each.

The visitors were going well in reply at 81 for four, but scoring was not easy and they eventually fell just short on 123 all out in the 49th over.

Khurana top scored with 30, followed by opener Greg Cameron with 24.

Netherfield spinners Tom Williamson and Marc Hadwin did most of the damage, accounting for nine wickets between them.

Penrith captain Jonathon Osborne admitted that his side were “gutted” by the defeat, but added that if he had been offered six points at the start of the day he would have taken them. “However, with the position we got ourselves into I wanted the 15 points,” he said.

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