Henley Standard Property


Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Youth prodigy shines with bat and ball
Published 11/08/14

A GRADUATE of HURLEY’S colts programme, Ross Brown was man-of-the-match at WHITE WALTHAM 2nds taking 5-50 and scoring an unbeaten 109 in 85 balls to propel the visitors to an impressive nine-wicket Division 2 win.

With one eye on the weather, White Waltham opted to bat first but were blown away by Brown as the home side collapsed to 75-6 despite a classy 22 from youngster Joshi.

With the opening bowlers withdrawn, White Waltham consolidated with a 49 run seventh wicket partnership between Bhachu and Jeff Booker. Vik Bhagwani broke this obdurate stand with a mixture of deliveries forcing Bhachu to drive to mid-off where last minute replacement Mike Walton took a sharp catch without the aid of his usual keeping gloves.

Brown took a difficult catch reaching above his head at mid-wicket to dismiss Brooker and Akhtar with a sharp catch at silly mid off as Waltham added 105 for the last four wickets and 35 for the 10th wicket as Jez Ellis and Mike Salmon took the home side to 180-9 from a rain reduced 47 overs.

Naeem Akhtar and Brown opened the batting and smashed the opening attack to all parts of the ground. The duo added 51 in seven overs before Akhtar attempted to hook Beard only for Parham to run round from slip to take a tricky catch. Brown was imperious driving and pulling his way to a century but survived two sharp chances to the unfortunate Brooker.

Yasir Ali continued in similar vein with a six clattering into the pub conservatory across the road.

Hurley cruised home in 23.1 overs to lift them outside the relegation positions but still not clear of danger.


A Parham, b Brown 10

S Joshi, lbw, b Akhtar 22

S Jessup, b Brown 2

M Nasir, lbw, b Brown 9

G Bhachu, c Walton, Bhagwani 42

Z Patel, lbw, b Brown 0

L Beard, b Brown 0

J Brooker, c Brown, b Bhagwani 7

J Ellis, not out 33

G Dawson, c Akhtar, b Ridgeway 2

M Salmon, not out 19

Extras 34

TOTAL (9 wkts) 180

• Best bowling: R Brown 5-50, V Bhagwani 2-25.


N Akhtar, c Parham, b Beard 18

R Brown, not out 109

Y Ali, not out 45

Extras 9

TOTAL (1 wkt) 181

Published 11/08/14

Phone ban means pupils have to talk
Father's fury at Thames Path waste dumping
Driver rescued from car in river
GP quits due to work pressure
Cafe could close with house conversion
Snow forecast over Henley this week
Landowner wants to leave ‘legacy for local people’
170 new homes on industrial estate approved
Prolific teenage batsman secures Best of the Week award
Teenager leads the way at wet and windy village 10km
Woolven impresses north of the border
Early season play under way as club looks to build on success
Drummond’s fine saves not enough for amber and blues
£25 winner
Awcock returns from injury for Hawks trip to Exmouth
Basement duo set to go head to head
Yeoman assists newly-promoted side to opening-day win
Second-half collapse proves costly for Town
Red Kites dumped out of county cup
Brown’s strike completes gallant fight back by Woodcote/Stoke Row Reserves
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
New headmaster appointed at the Oratory School
Driver rescued from car in river
Landowner wants to leave ‘legacy for local people’
"We're too busy to eat" says GP
Enterprise expert honoured for service to the economy
Top Videos
Most Popular
Higgs Group
Tel: 01491 419400
Tel: 01491 419419
Tel: 01491 419429
Tel: 01491 419499
Tel: 01491 419449
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717