Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Whittaker century not enough for Harpsden

HOSTS HARPSDEN won the toss and elected to bat after a delayed start due to rain,

HOSTS HARPSDEN won the toss and elected to bat after a delayed start due to rain, reducing the match to a 35 over game against CARY ALL STARS on Sunday.

Proceedings started poorly for the hosts as they lost two quick wickets with just 10 runs on the board thanks to fine bowling by G Mackenzie.

Mark Cooper batted well supporting Christian Whittaker at the other end who was hitting the ball to all parts for his fourth century of the season.

Whittaker accelerated once he got to his 50 and put the pressure back on the bowlers. When Cooper was out lbw to Alfred Cary, father Ian Whittaker joined his son to finish off the innings and take Harpsden to 211.

In reply Harpsden started well with the visitors on 80-5 after 15 overs thanks to fine opening spells from Tom Ham and Alex Bradley.



This brought a Harpsden player to the crease in the shape of Horatio Cary whose nnings included manipulating the field and some big hits which meant the visitors only needed 20 off the last five overs with two wickets remaining.

Horatio finished things off with several big hits meaning that the Cary All Stars won by two wickets with three overs remaining.

HARPSDEN

M Cooper, lbw, b A Cary

41

E Andrews, c —, b G Mackenzie

6

M Greenwood, c —, b G Mackenzie

5

C Whittaker, not out

125

I Whittaker, b R Birkett

18

Extras

15



TOTAL (4 wkts)

211

Best bowling: G Mackenzie 2-38.

CARY ALL STARS

Richardson, b T Ham

0

Dyson, b T Ham

0

Richards, c J Stanley, b A Bradley

11

Lough, lbw, b J Harris

31

McClellan, c M Cooper, b A Bradley

9

Hill, b J Harris

13

H Cary, not out

92

G Mackenzie, b A Birkett

12

A Cary, b I Whittaker

13

T Cary, not out

0

Extras

18



TOTAL

212

Best bowling: A Bradley 2-38, J Harris 2-39.



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