Friday, 18 June 2021

Arshad steadies ship to ensure Hurley earn share of the spoils

HURLEY suffered a heavy defeat away at COLESHILL last Saturday.

HURLEY suffered a heavy defeat away at COLESHILL last Saturday.

The visitors won the toss and put the hosts into bat first. Coleshill went on to post 241-7 with N Gibson top scoring with 61.

In reply Hurley found runs hard to come by as they lost wickets regularly and were dismissed for just 62 runs in 39 overs.

HURLEY 2nds are still looking for their first victory in Division 3 after a gutsy performance at Shepherds Lane saw them defy TAPLOW 2nds to gain a creditable draw.

The visitors were asked to bat first and the opening pair of Lewis Fisher and Alice Macleod made steady progress.

After solid opening spells from Imran Arshad and Mo Basharat, Hurley turned to their two youngest players, Scott Taylor and David Morgans.

Taylor made the breakthrough as Fisher played across the line and skied to mid-wicket where Arshad took a comfortable catch.

Taylor followed up in his next over with the wicket of Macleod, edging to the keeper.

On a good batting surface Gavin Street and Dale Barton added 72 in 16 overs before Barton was adjudged lbw to Clive Williams.

Taplow skipper Chris Paskins took over where Barton left off with a brisk 57 to take his side to a declaration on 247-3 after 43 overs.

Brian Griffin opened with Williams. Griffin never looked comfortable against the pace of Danny Mehmood or Ollie Parkinson and it was Mehmood who produced a delivery which seamed just enough to take Griffin’s off stump at 17-1.

Williams added 27 for the second wicket before Parkinson produced a good delivery to beat Alan Morgans. Barton gained revenge for his dismissal against Williams sending the Hurley man back in similar fashion.

At 51-3, Hurley were teetering on the brink of a third successive defeat but a solid performance from Arshad and David Morgans added 46 for the fourth wicket.

Les Andrew eventually found a way through Morgans’ defences to reduce the hosts to 97-4 in the 30th over.

Arshad and Mike Walton dug in and scored 30 off the last three overs to see the hosts finish on 202-4.

TAPLOW 2nds

L Fisher, c Arshad, b Taylor 14

A Macleod, c Walton, b Taylor 40

D Barton, lbw, b Williams 33

G Street, not out 75

C Paskins, nto out 57

Extras 28



TOTAL (3 wkts) 247

Best bowling: Scott Taylor 2-44.



HURLEY 2nds

C Williams, lbw, b Barton 24

B Griffin, b Mehmood 0

A Morgans, b Parkinson 14

I Arshad, not out 86

D Morgans, b Andrews 14

M Walton, not out 35

Extras 29



TOTAL (4 wkts) 202

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