Friday, 25 June 2021

Harris’ ton not enough as Greys Green hold on for draw

WHITCHURCH ran out winners against GREYS GREEN last Saturday.

WHITCHURCH ran out winners against GREYS GREEN last Saturday.

Inserted by Whitchurch, Greys Green were soon in trouble from the opening attack of Heard and Turner who, between them, had reduced Greys Green to 42-5 at the end of the 17th over.

Chesterton arrived to support Butler and, together, they set about repairing the damage, which they did to good effect, advancing the score to 149 before Butler fell for 67. Chesterton continued for a while but was run out one short of a half-century and, at tea, Greys Green had reached 173-9.

Greys Green made inroads of their own when Whitchurch started their reply and only Vaughan made a score of note. Whitchurch subsided from 70-3 to 81-7 and it seemed that Greys Green might have the upper hand but Turner, having starred with the ball, showed that he was no mean batsman, either. With the support of A Kilford, Turner scored the bulk of the runs to take Whitchurch close to victory.

Although Kilford was bowled by Rooke at 165-8, Turner brought his side home, reaching an undefeated half century in the process.

GREYS GREEN

G Butler, b Vaughan 67

P Hoggart, c Vaughan, b Turner 0

N Holroyd, b Heard 11

M Skilleter, b Turner 8

T Rooke, c Chapman, b Turner 3

T Cross, b Heard 1

M Chesterton, run out 49

N Dennis, not out 9

W Fairhead, run out 1

R Skilleter, b Redicliffe 0

G Jackson, not out 1

Extras 23



TOTAL (9 wkts) 173

Best bowling: Turner 3-26, Heard 2-26.



WHITCHURCH

P Vaughan, b Rooke 35

T Chapman, run out 4

J Staker, lbw, b Rooke 5

A Mutepha, c Butler, b M Skilleter 15

M Kilford, run out 1

J Steward, b Cross 13

T Staker, c Rooke, b Fairhead 2

N Turner, not out 51

A Kilford, b Rooke 19

B Redicliffe, not out 0

Extras 30



TOTAL (8 wkts) 175

Best bowling: T Rooke 3-41.



STONOR stuttered at the start of their innings at GREYS GREEN on Sunday, with two wickets falling for as many runs and when Cross bowled his second victim with only 26 on the board, rebuilding was necessary.

This Harris and Kavanagh achieved, adding 187 for the fourth wicket. Harris was in good form as he hit 135 not out. Kavanagh reached his own half-century just before tea which was taken with Stonor on 229-4.

A depleted Greys Green attack had toiled ineffectually throughout the afternoon but they managed to get something of their own back during their innings.

Although Stonor bowled tightly, they could not break the opening partnership of Butler and Cusden until 145 was on the board, at which point Butler was caught on the boundary for 83.

Two more wickets fell cheaply but too little time was left for either side to force a result and Greys Green finished on 163-3, with Cusden undefeated on 58.

STONOR

D Kavanah, c Cusden, b Ahmed 55

M Kimber, run out 0

T Marshall, b Cross 0

C Maidlow, b Cross 11

S Harris, not out 135

D Connelly, not out 9

Extras 19



TOTAL (4 wkts) 229

Best bowling: T Cross 2-19.



GREYS GREEN

G Butler, c Harris, b Maidlow 83

M Cusden, not out 58

T Cross, c Maidlow, b Marshall 6

A Howse, c S Kimber, b Bowden 0

D Edwards, not out 2

Extras 14



TOTAL (3 wkts) 163

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