Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Greys in last-stand defence

GREYS GREEN and the REFRESHERS enjoyed a keen contest throughout between bat and ball on Saturday.

The Refreshers were much indebted to their opener, Burrett, who held the innings together alongside good support from Halfpenny, Mohindru and H Sells.

Ahmed (2-27) and Shafqat (4-58) bowled well and although Burrett was eventually caught and bowled by Shafqat for 78, he had guided the Refreshers to 158-8 at tea.

In reply, Greys soon found themselves at 31-3 before Taylor and Perry made good progress to tip the balance back in their favour.

But when Perry went for 36, the bowlers gradually regained control. The result was still in doubt until Taylor was stumped for a hard-fought 50, whereupon Burton returned to the fray with telling effect and Greys lost five wickets for four runs. The Refreshers scented victory but they were finally thwarted by the last pairing of Dennis and Jackson who successfully defended the final three overs of a terrific game.

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