CRICKET: Brooke won the toss against North Runcton and elected to bat in friendly conditions.

Ben Coote (3-27) and Ben Skipper (2-53) bowled to assert N Runcton (pictured) dominance. Brooke batsmen D.Vihm (51) and R.Panter (58) built a good partnership and at the 30-over mark, Jack Johnson (4-35) came into the bowling attack on his first team debut and broke that partnership with his second ball thanks to a smart catch by Joshy Ring.

Johnson took regular wickets and with some excellent fielding all round, Brooke were restricted to 213-9.

Mark Skipper (35) and Dean Robinson (83) continued their fine form at the top of the order with Robinson already passing 500 runs this season.

When Skipper was dismissed Nick Freeman (51) came to the crease and batted superbly punishing Brooke to all parts of the boundary.

N Runcton reached their target comfortably, losing three late wickets and winning by five runs in the 47th over. Ring Associates Man of the Match: Jack Johnson.