ON a day where heavy rain threatened but never fully materialised HIGHMOOR managed to prepare a
ON a day where heavy rain threatened but never fully materialised HIGHMOOR managed to prepare a wicket for their game against BROAD WINDSOR — a touring side from Bridport, Dorset.
The visitors won the toss, electing to field on a surface that would certainly offer something for the bowlers.
Highmoor were put under immediate pressure by Ranyard and Herrine; both restricting the run rate from either end.
After a slow but steady start, Highmoor’s opening partnership of L Crawshaw and Rizmy fell quickly. Several more wickets were picked up by the tourists before O Crawshaw and I Harris came to the crease to build a big partnership of 83 for the fifth wicket.
Harris struck the ball hard off the back foot to add 31 to the total before playing the ball back into the hands of Gough.
Crawshaw continued to push the innings along, culminating in a very expensive over for Sweatman at the last, with Crawshaw scoring 19 off it to finish on 68 not out and leaving Highmoor on 152-7.
Broad Windsor then attempted to chase down Highmoor’s total, however this proved a difficult task with both D Stephens and Crawshaw delivering the ball in good areas, leaving Broad Windsor faltering on 9-3.
Runyard then took guard and proceeded to score quick runs for the visitors scoring 46 with some strong hitting. But a leading edge brought the end of his innings, with Harris adding another two wickets before his over was up.
Highmoor continued to dismiss batsmen cheaply, Harris finishing with figures of 3-10 and Crawshaw 3-32 from their overs before A Stephens finished things off with an in-swinging delivery leaving Broad Windsor bowled out for just 66.