HURLEY’S batting frailties returned to haunt them as they went down to a seven-wicket defeat against WHITE WALTHAM 2nds.
Having won the toss, the Hurley skipper elected to bat first, much to the surprise of both his team- mates and the opposition.
The home side were soon in trouble as Shoaib Kayani played down the wrong line to Simon Jessup.
With runs hard to come by, Phil Ridgeway stuck to his task well for 25 minutes before impatience got the better of him and he departed for three, bowled by Jez Ellis.
Naeem Akhtar managed to hit 57, but the score board barely crept along at less than three an over.