Negative Coniston play for draw

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BARE were put into bat and were soon 35-4. M John (72) then joined D Sudell (69*) and this pair proceeded to hammer the ball to all parts of the ground, putting on 150 for the fifth wicket.

This enabled Bare to declare five overs early.

Coniston began their task with a draw being prominent in their minds.

After 20 overs they had 23 runs on the board without loss.

The game was then over to all intents and purposes.

However Coniston were able to progress to 147-1 and achieve their objective of a losing draw.

S Hall batted well for his 54no.

With a little more ambition they may well have been able to challenge Bare’s total on a very good flat wicket.

Bare A 200-5

Coniston A 147-1

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