Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Henley on the edge of glory

WHEN the dust had settled on what had been a very dry “result wicket”, SLOUGH were left wondering what they have to do to beat HENLEY.

Having dismissed their hosts for a relatively modest 169 and finding themselves well placed after 25 overs at 87-2, Slough then lost the next eight wickets for just 52 runs, and with it the game, and possibly the 2014 Championship.

By contrast, Henley took a massive stride towards the 2014 HCPCL Championship with a performance in the field which showcased their indomitable spirit and will to win.

Never once when they took to the field did the home side regard the game as anything but one they were going to win. And that may have been the difference.

Having won the toss, Slough skipper, Bobby Sher, decided to field which suited Henley skipper Bjorn Mordt who would have batted first in any event.

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