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Henley Girls have the edge over local rivals
Published 14/07/14

HENLEY GIRLS ran out 137 run winners against local rivals KIDMORE END GIRLS on Tuesday of last week.

Kidmore captain Tori Taylor won the toss and chose to field. Romilly Hayward got Henley off to a good start with two clean bowled wickets.

Maddie Brown took a wicket when keeper Mia Rogers took a catch behind while Lucy Day took a wicket in the third over.

Bronte Pye and Taylor both bowled accurately and Lottie Gudge claimed the fifth wicket with the aid of a Pye catch.

Holly Ranson bowled a maiden over which included a run out from Rogers. Sophie Radford came on for her bowling debut and took a double wicket maiden, aided by catches from Rogers and Day.

Sophie Baker and Lally Williams both bowled their overs well before Rogers took two wickets clean bowled. Sophie Jordan followed with a well bowled, tight over in the 12th.

With all the players having bowled an over Hayward went on to claim a third clean bowled and Mia a run out to leave Kidmore End on 216-12.

In reply Baker guarded her wicket well and Ranson only lost her wicket the once from a straight one. The next pair, Rogers and Radford hit 44 runs from their three overs with Rogers hitting five sixes and two fours which compensated for the one wicket she lost. Radford reached the boundary and ran quick singles.

Brown and Gudge came on for the third pair and Brown wasted no time knocking two fours and a six with both she and Gudge running well between the wickets.

Day and Jordan came on next, Day ably reaching the boundary on multiple occasions and both played some solid shots that were rewarded with lots of quick singles.

The penultimate pair of Taylor and Williams saw Taylor hit some good shots including a boundary while Williams contributed well despite the misfortune of hitting her own wicket.

The final pair of Pye and Hayward set about running singles from every ball from the Kidmore End closing bowlers. Hayward signed off the innings with a four leaving Henley on 353-3.

HENLEY CHEETAHS U11s maintained their 100 per cent record as they ran out seven wicket winners at READING U11s in Division 1 West of the Berkshire Youth League.

Henley captain Alex Leedham won the toss, and put Reading into bat.

Kishore Naha and Joshua Jayasingh opened the batting for Reading against Max Hanshaw and Matthew Stanley, and Naha immediately went on the attack plundering 20 runs from the opening two overs.

Cheetahs fought back and tightened up both bowling and fielding with Josh Day pouching an edge off a Stanley delivery to remove Jayasingh.

With Dan Kernick and Olly Doyle on as first change, Reading were starting to feel the pressure as they lofted a couple of Doyle deliveries into the safe hands of Hanshaw.

Naha retired on 28. Matt Crook and Alex Leedham in tandem then bowled four overs to dry up the Reading runs, with Crook taking two wickets, and Kernick took a catch off Leedham’s final over.

Michael Clarke, Joel Trinder, Rory Richmond and James Dunning all continued to apply the pressure with their bowling, with two further wickets coming from run outs from Clarke and Doyle.

At this stage Reading were in danger of being bowled out but Naha, returning to the wicket, took good bowling from Kernick to restrict him to a single boundary in the final over as Reading ended on 94-8.

Stanley and Crook opened the batting for Cheetahs and did well to ensure Naha didn’t take a wicket in his opening spell as they kept the scoreboard ticking along.

Crook was bowled as he went on the attack, which brought Hanshaw to the wicket. Stanley and Hanshaw put together the partnership of the season as they stroked the Reading attack to all parts of the ground, making the most of a couple of dropped catches to take them both to 28 retired not out.

Cheetahs were well set for the final push, and despite losing Leedham and Clarke the result was never in doubt as Doyle and Richmond finished the match in style. Richmond hit three boundaries in the 16th over.

Reading had bowled tightly with only one wide bowled at this point, so it was an anticlimax for the winning runs to come from a wide as Henley reached 96-3.

HENLEY PANTHERS U9s suffered another narrow defeat last week against Berkshire League leaders SLOUGH U9s.

Slough batted first and put on 258-6 with Ted Carter taking two wickets for the Panthers.

In reply Fin Shafer hit 13 as Henley ended their innings on 238-5.

HURLEY U15s lost out away to WINDSOR U15s by 20 runs.

Windsor batted first and scored freely from the outset, despite Ben Poole dismissing an opener for a duck. A couple of dropped catches proved crucial as Windsor ended their innings on 117-7 from their allotted 20 overs. Joe Graham (2-29) and Julian Milsom bowled well for the visitors.

The Hurley reply started circumspectly in the face of some accurate bowling from Patel. Cameron Wright and Chris Dawkins fell cheaply and hope rested with David Morgans, but when he was bowled for 14 the visitors were 26-3.

The Poole brothers, Ben (11) and Charlie (28), added much needed runs. However, when Charlie was bowled by Ark, it was left to Milsom (8) and Whittaker (11 not out) to see Hurley through to the close on 97-7.

On Sunday HURLEY U15s defeated WOKINGHAM U15s by nine wickets.

Hurley lost the toss and found themselves in the field with 10 men.

The depleted team responded well and from the moment the first Wokingham wicket fell with seven runs on the board, Hurley kept the pressure on.

Good fielding and catching kept the score down, to the extent that Wokingham were all out for 78 after 17.5 overs.

Oliver Wardell impressived with 3-6 and at one point he was on for a hat-trick. Charlie Poole took 2-10 while Ben Poole, Ben Lederman and Matt Casale all took a wicket each.

Will Krag and Matt Casale started the Hurley innings with aggression and control. Both peppered the boundary, hitting four sixes between them and numerous fours during an opening stand of 76.

Casale was out trying to hit another six to win the game, before Krag finished it with a four over mid-wicket.

Published 14/07/14

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