HURLEY stuttered to a fifth consecutive Division 1 defeat at home to BRAYWOOD on Saturday.
The hosts won the toss, elected to bat and collapsed to 21-4 inside nine overs.
Phil Ridgeway pulled across the line, Yasir Ali, despite several boundaries fell caught behind, Steve Taylor fell to a neat low catch and Varun Sharma chased a wide one.
Imran Arshad was promoted from the second team and made batting look comfortable as he and Akhtar added 56 before Akhtar’s restraint failed and he holed out to deep mid-wicket.
Wickets fell like dominoes to a succession of lbw decisions. Greg Double branded paddle behind leg slip as he put on 28 not out. Hurley made it into the 52nd over before Paul Todd was bowled by Duane Carter to close the Hurley innings on 174.