ON a day where the weather was uncertain, the toss was key and so the Cary Allstars
ON a day where the weather was uncertain, the toss was key and so the Cary Allstars won and elected to bat.
They got off to a good start with openers McLellan (37) and Watson (23) seeing off the new ball on a pitch with variable bounce.
Tight bowling from Harpsden brought them back into the game with Adam Birkett (5-0-33-3) taking the wickets of the Allstars’ middle order.
However, Will Stevens (41, not out) helped get the Allstars up to a very competitive score of 175 off their 35 overs.
Harpsden started badly in reply, losing both openers cheaply, but rebuilt through Ben Hancock (25) and Tom Mitchell (36).
Tight bowling from Tom Hancock (6-1-12-1) meant the run rate rose sharply which accounted for wickets at regular intervals throughout the Harpsden batting line-up. Harpsden required 10 runs per over for the last five overs and looked like they might have got there with big hitting from Toby Stevens (21, not out).
But it was not to be and Harpsden eventually fell 10 runs short of their target.