Kyle O’Connor praised Keegan Petersen and Elliot Lowes after the pair helped Read get back to winning ways.
O’Connor, serving the final games of a ban, watched as the club’s South African professional fire 139, his maiden ton for the Ribble Valley outfit, in a 104-run triumph over Edenfield at Whalley Road.
And he was ably assisted by Lowes who contributed with an unbeaten knock of 66 as the hosts posted 260-6. The visitors were then wiped out with ease.
That resulted added to the 68-run victory over Ribblesdale Wanderers in the club’s penultimate group game of the Twenty20 competition.
Defending their 170-5 tally at Church Meadow, with Petersen again top-scoring with 44 for the defending champions, Lowes tore through the home side’s batting attack with figures of 4-24.
“It was frustrating being sat there watching but it was good to seem them playing nice cricket,” said O’Connor. “We played really well in the Twenty20 and our pro was quality in victory on Saturday. He really showed his class.
“It was good to see them win and move on from a couple of disappointing results. As a whole they looked really good. The spinners bowled really well and Frank Barden, with no pace on the ball, made things difficult for Edenfield.”
O’Connor added: “The pro demonstrated the class that we’ve been told about too. We’ve been waiting to see it, that kind of display is what we’ve been expecting, and he certainly delivered. Elliot Lowes was class as well. It was a great partnership.”