Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Record first wicket stand

Record first wicket stand
HENLEY are right back in contention for the Home Counties Premier League Division 1 title following Saturday’s comprehensive 10 wicket defeat of OXFORD at Cowley.

The game reflected the collective and individual qualities of the game of cricket and set yet another opening stand record.

Oxford, minus their captain Ian Crosby and seamer Stuart Hole, won the toss and elected to bat on a used and flat wicket, doubtless hoping to exploit those conditions in the second half of the game.

Henley took the field with high energy which they maintained throughout the Oxford innings, displaying exemplary fielding.

Tom Nugent struck in his second over when Oxford’s Sutherland could only parry the ball to a waiting David Barnes at gully and fellow opener, Perera, soon followed, caught behind by Stewart Davison of the same bowler.

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