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Ogilvie in top form as Clifton start well

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: April 23, 2014

Campbell Ogilvie scored 80 and took two wickets as Clifton got their season started with a 110-run win.

Campbell Ogilvie scored 80 and took two wickets as Clifton got their season started with a 110-run win.

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CLIFTON got just the start they wanted to the Marston's Derbyshire County League Division One season when they posted maximum points away at Stainsby Hall.

And while it was a winning start for new captain Matt Wilson, it was the man he has replaced at the helm, Campbell Ogilvie, who again showed his value to the side by rescuing them from a sticky start.

Clifton were reduced to a shaky 75-4 by Stainsby's strong opening pair of captain Matt Smyth and new signing Mehmoon Tariq, with only Matt Wilson making much impression with 33.

Ogilvie strode to the crease at number six to hit 80, with a six and 11 fours, from 78 balls.

No-one stayed with him for very long but when Smyth returned to have him leg before, he was ninth man out and his side were on 197.

They added three more to that and, at this stage of the season, before the outfields or wickets are too quick, that was a challenging target.

Nor was Ogilvie finished, as he and Ed Wilson embarked on testing opening bowling spells.

Stainsby were soon in trouble, Ogilvie taking the first wicket with the score on seven, then Ed Wilson striking twice in three balls to make the score 8-3.

That became 26-4 and Ogilvie took a well-earned rest with 2-28 from eight overs.

There was no real way back for Stainsby, as Ed Wilson and Aichin Chand both took 3-12 and the home side were all out for 90 in the 40th over.

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