Saturday, 19 June 2021

Harpsden ease to comfortable cup win

HARPSDEN progressed to the next round of the second round of the National Village Knockout Cup on Sunday after easing to a 10-wicket victory at SANDFORD ST MARTIN.

The visitors opened the bowling with Wright and Birkett. With both players finding early swing it wasn’t long before the breakthrough was made, Birkett bowling Tanner without troubling the scorers.

Taylor soon followed via the same dismissal. Thomson eased some nerves for the hosts as he hit two fours in quick succession, but he was then undone by a fine piece of bowling from Birkett as he found his off stump knocked backwards.

This proved to be the catalyst for a Sandford collapse, as Harpsden pinned them down with some exceptional bowling from Hancock, Heath and the returning Wright.

Hancock picked up the fourth and fifth wickets, clean bowling Cook and Ong, before Heath got in on the act, picking up four wickets, with a Wright wicket sandwiched in between.

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