Sunday, 20 June 2021

Visitors brandish top scorer

HARPSDEN ran out winners by 57 runs in an entertaining friendly match at WOODCOTE on Sunday.

HARPSDEN ran out winners by 57 runs in an entertaining friendly match at WOODCOTE on Sunday.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat and lost a couple of early wickets before a century partnership between Brandish and Burgess set them on the road to a good teatime total of 224.

Brandish was in particularly fine form as he hit his personal best score of 87. Paul Knox was the pick of the Woodcote bowlers with 5-20 in his seven overs. Mike Stroker and Jonny Aldridge also bowled well.

In reply, Woodcote lost prolific opening pair Fuller and Anderson, and were facing a heavy defeat at 79-6, but a swift half-century from Paul Knox and some strong hitting from Fahad Saeed gave the final score some respectability.

HARPSDEN

A Birkett, b Knox 8

W Smith, lbw, b Knox 3

J Bradley, c Aldridge, b Stroker 1

S Burgess, c Peates, b Aldridge 39

T Mitchell, b Stroker 0

B Brandish, b Stroker 87

J Harris, b Knox 22

A Davies, b Knox 1

A Bradley, c —, b Knox 18

M Hayward, not out 8

R Birkett, b Aldridge 1

Extras 36



TOTAL 224

Best bowling: P Knox 5-20.



WOODCOTE

C Anderson, lbw, b Brandish 2

S Fuller, lbw, b Smith 0

D Ravenhill, c —, b Haywood 13

M Stroker, b Brandish 3

F Saeed, c Birkett, b Haywood 38

D Deane, c —, b Haywood 8

C Batey, st Birkett, b Haywood 0

P Knox, b Brandish 59

J Aldridge, b Mitchell 7

E Ravenhill, c —, b Mitchell 21

S Peates, not out 0

Extras 16



TOTAL 167

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