Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

More Success For Worcs Paceman Morris As Mcc Gain Nine Wicket Win

More Success For Worcs Paceman Morris As Mcc Gain Nine Wicket Win

Charlie Morris picked up another four wickets as the MCC completed a nine wicket win over a Western Province X1 in their two-day match at the Vineyard Oval in Cape Town.

The Worcestershire paceman followed up his 4-20 in the first innings with a return of 4-58 from 13 overs.

That gave Morris match figures of 8-78 in 18.1 overs.

In the first innings, Morris bowled S Mallie (6) and L Van Vuuren (0), trapped K Sikiwiya (6) lbw and had U Qadir (12) caught by Middlesex keeper John Simpson as Western Province X1 were dismissed for 95.

MCC achieved a first innings lead of 209 after scoring 304-6 in 50 overs with Graham Grace (95) and Wes Durston (73) the main contributors.

Durston's knock was noteworthy for striking the spinner Van Vuuren for six sixes in an over. It left tour manager Angus Fraser searching for lost balls in flower beds outside the ground!

Morris enjoyed his first success in the home side's second innings when dismissing A Daniels (11) at 56-3.

The County's 2014 Players' Player Of The Year then picked up three wickets in the space of 12 balls.

Morris ended the innings of top scorer T de Beer – 61 off 80 balls with nine fours – at 175-7 having previously struck him on the hand and forcing him to require treatment.

With his next delivery, Morris bowled Van Vuuren (4) for the second time in the game.

In his next over Morris had K Sikiwiya lbw for a duck.

Western Province X1 were eventually dismissed for 221 in 58.3 overs, a last wicket stand of 39 enabling them to avoid an innings defeat.

MCC reached their target of 13 for the loss of one wicket to record their second win of the tour.