Friday, 25 June 2021

Sweet’s knock helps side to victory

HARPSDEN narrowly lost out against TURVILLE PARK on Saturday.

HARPSDEN narrowly lost out against TURVILLE PARK on Saturday.

Turville, batting first on a damp wicket, were going well and if it was not for the run out of skipper Sam Beardall for 71, their total of 227 could have been a lot higher.

A fine opening spell of bowling from Turville regular Johnny Hancock made sure that Harpsden would struggle to keep up with the run rate.

When Tom Hancock and the returning Paddy Burtt were dismissed in the 32nd over, Turville looked like they would stroll to victory.

A fine innings of 51 from seven overs by captain James Paice kept Harpsden in the match but they eventually lost out seven runs short.



Batting first against HURST on Sunday, HARPSDEN put on 183-8 from their 40 overs with Neil Sweet top scoring with 86.

In reply Harpsden started well, taking wickets at regular intervals. The left-handed L Smith hit 76 but lack of support from the other end, combined with good Harpsden fielding, meant Hurst fell 23 runs short of their target after their allotted overs.

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