Friday, 25 June 2021

Tailenders keep their cool and guide visitors to victory

A HASTILY arranged friendly between HURLEY and WARGRAVE turned out to be a thrilling encounter in which the youngsters of both sides shone with the visitors triumphing by two wickets at Shepherds Lane.

Adit Rajeev top scored with 51 for the visitors while Cameron Wright in his first senior bowling spell picked up 5-27.

Hurley won the toss and chose to bat but despite a profligate first over from Freddie Lanche they found runs hard to come by as wickets fell at regular intervals.

After 10 overs only 37 had been scored for the loss of the top three. Stephen Wright looked in good form with some exquisite cover drives, but once again failed to convert a good start into a significant score.

By the halfway stage of the innings the hosts had slumped to 63-5 as both Mike Walton and Cameron Wright failed to trouble the scorer. With their side in deep trouble, Scott Taylor and Sam Draper put together a patient partnership of 62 for the sixth wicket in 17 overs.

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