Thursday, 24 June 2021

Jones is century as Harpsden triumph

ZAC JONES hit an undefeated century as visitors HARPSDEN ran out winners at WARGRAVE on Sunday.

ZAC JONES hit an undefeated century as visitors HARPSDEN ran out winners at WARGRAVE on Sunday.

Wargrave won the toss and batted first with Sohi hitting the ball to all corners of the ground scoring 59 off 19 balls before being bowled by Hancock.

It looked like it was going to be a long slog in the field for Harpsden when Wargrave hit 100 off the first nine overs. The introduction of Will Stevens was key to slowing the run rate down.

With a wicket with his first ball and then again with his fifth Harpsden were back in the game. Suany came to the crease and played a captain’s innings staying strong whilst others around him were falling. Tight bowling from Mathew Stanley kept the scoring a minimum and after Suany was run out for 68, Harpsden felt they could restrict them to 200. However, poor fielding let the hosts end their 40 overs on 245-8.

In reply Imlay was bowled second ball by an inswinging yorker from Morton. Hancock and Brown settled the nerves by putting a 55 partnership on before Brown was bowled by Morton.



This brought captain Whittaker and Jones to the crease with the score on 55-3.

The combination of power and finesse from both batsmen kept the scoreboard ticking over. The pressure started to turn on to the Wargrave bowlers as Jones passed 50 quickly.

Whittaker fell two short of his 50 bringing Dirk Haywood to the crease who played some fine shots before being bowled. Will Stevens then joined Jones who passed his 100 before hitting the winning runs with three balls to spare.

WARGRAVE

M Sohi, b Hancock

59

D Davies, c â??, b W Stevens

11

L Taylor, lbw, b W Stevens

24

D Coleburn, b T Stevens

1

S Sauny, run out

68

T Sohi, b W Stevens

10

Umer, c â??, b Ham

18

J Mortimer, b T Stevens

0

A Maltey, not out

8

J Clark, not out

7

Extras

39

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TOTAL (8 wkts)

245

Best bowling: W Stevens 3-15..

HARPSDEN

S Imlay, b Morton

0

T Hancock, c â??, b Clark

33

I Brown, b Morton

15

C Whittaker, lbw, b Sauny

48

Z Jones, not out

108

D Haywood, b Clark

7

W Stevens, not out

9

Extras

26

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TOTAL (5 wkts)

246



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