Friday, 25 June 2021

Birkett ohso close to his ton

HARPSDEN entertained Aldsworth on a day where the pitch looked like a batsman’s paradise and hence Harpsden batted first having

HARPSDEN entertained Aldsworth on a day where the pitch looked like a batsman’s paradise and hence Harpsden batted first having won the toss.

Harpsden lost an early wicket in Will Smith for 6 but Neil Sweet(40) and Adam Birkett put on a important partnership before Sweet was well caught.

Birkett continued to flourish while being ably supported by big hitting Charlie Fisher (28) and Ben Bradish (37). Birkett finished two runs short of back-to-back centuries on 98* with Harpsden finishing on an impressive 244 off their 35 overs.

Aldsworth’s chase got off to a bad start losing wickets at regular intervals. However A Chopra (25) showed some resistance. The bowling of Harpsden was too much though for the Aldsworth batsmen with young Will Bevan (4 for 19) and Alex Bradley (3 for 16) being the pick of the bowlers.

Aldsworth eventually finished on a disappointing 85 all out with Harpsden coming out as victors.



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