Saturday, 19 June 2021

Lawyers dig in to earn a share of the spoils

READING LAWYERS held on to draw their annual fixture at HURLEY on Sunday.

Matt Hampton opted to bat first on winning the toss. The opening pair of Shoaib Kayani and Jeff Dawson made slow progress against the swing of Seymour and Lake with the latter’s first five overs only conceding a leg bye.

Kayani’s innings was cut short when he was adjudged leg before to Seymour. Stephen Wright added some impetus with a 40 run partnership alongside Dawson.

Cover drives from Wright helped to up the run rate but just when it looked like he would go on to make a big score he drove Burrows in the air to Mullet.

Ross Brown added 72 with Dawson for the third wicket before Dawson fell to Meyer. Fayyaz Kayani fell second ball to Baker, indecision costing him his wicket. A useful cameo from Matt Hampton helped his side to a declaration on 179-7. Brown fell in the last over before tea, stumped off Baker for 72.

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