Thursday, 29 July 2021

Kayani shines with half-century for hosts

HURLEY ran out winners on Sunday in their home clash with HAMBLEDEN in an incident-packed match.

The hosts were inserted in this 40-over match and after a couple of maiden overs started to make progress with Stephen Wright and Shoaib Kayani dispatching some loose bowling to the boundary to reach 28 in the sixth over before Wright skied a delivery from Mattingly which keeper Paul Richards held at the second attempt.

Trevor Balchin replaced Wright and looked in good shape until the introduction of Ian McDonagh whose unorthodox action seemed to confuse the batsmen.

Balchin paid the price for playing across the line, losing his middle stump in the process. Pat Hinnell fell first ball and Jeff Dawson survived the hat-trick only to fall two deliveries later to Bailey.

Mike Walton added solidity as he and Kayani turned the innings round with a partnership of 89 in 19 overs which included Walton’s second six of his career, top edging Rozier over square-leg.

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