HURLEY got their 2014 campaign off to a losing run as they went down to an 88-run defeat at BLEDLOW RIDGE on Saturday.
The hosts won the toss and opted to bat first. After a good first couple of overs for the batsmen, Langlands and Arshad gained some control, restricting Turner and Brooks to only 25 runs from the first 11 overs.
Both openers played and missed on several occasions but stuck to their task and gradually upped the scoring rate to reach 75 in the 19th over.
Taqadas Tasadiq, making his debut for Hurley, achieved the breakthrough when Brooks played the ball on to his pads, looping into the air to give Denis Day a simple catch behind the wicket.
Turner soon followed, calling a suicidal single to be well short of his ground as Imran Arshad’s throw hit the stumps at the bowler’s end.