Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Drop fears ease after demolition job

HURLEY’S chances of avoiding relegation improved with a rapid demolition of WRAYSBURY 2nds.

HURLEY’S chances of avoiding relegation improved with a rapid demolition of WRAYSBURY 2nds.

Wraysbury won the toss and elected to bat, with Singh settingoff with relish until caught by Mo Basherat with the score on 29 from six overs.

Mid-on was the place to patrol as five batters lofted in that region where Scott Taylor pouched three more and George Lewis one tremendous running catch.

Pav Midha fell to Arshad at 55-4 and Rah Hobble produced some classy batting until Phil Ridgeway had him sweeping to mid-wicket after a fifth wicket stand of 35 with skipper Si Midha.

No other batsmen could provide any stickability and Wraysbury sunk to 123 all out, Ridgeway taking the last three wickets.



Hurley’s future opened the batting with a combined age of 40. Scott Taylor had no chance with the ‘gazunda’ that clattered into the base of his off stump with the score on 35. George Lewis produced another sublime innings and his 50 came up in 46 balls out of a score of 75.

He fell for 66, hitting deep into deep mid-wicket where Allaway took a good catch. Naeem Akhtar and Steve Wright saw the visitors home inside 24 overs for maximum points.

WRAYSBURY 2nds

T Singh, c Basherat, b Arshad

18

P Midha, c Sc Taylor, b Arshad

22

C Chohan, c Sc Taylor, b Arshad

5

H Ibrahim, b Basherat

7

R Hobble, c Akhtar, b Ridgeway

30

S Midha, c Lewis, b Basherat

16

S Allaway, c Wright, b Ridgeway

0

H Khan, c Lewis, b Basherat

8

I Ahmed, c Sc Taylor, b Ridgeway

5

A Rabbani, not out

7

F Rabbani, b Ridgeway

2

Extras

3



TOTAL

123

HURLEY

G Lewis, c Allaway, b Ahmed

66

Sc Taylor, b Ahmed

2

V Sharma, c S Midha, b Rabbani

14

N Akhtark, not out

18

S Wright, not out

7

Extras

17



TOTAL

124

HARPSEN made 304-3 in 40 overs at home against HOLYPORT 2nds in their Division 3 match before skittling the visitors out for 66.

A good bowling performance by HURLEY 2nds set up their sixth victory of the season against LITTLE MARLOW at Shepherds Lane.

Skipper Mike Walton won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the visitors to bat. Asif Junaid and Alex Norris made life difficult for the batsmen with only half a dozen runs coming from the first four overs.

Junaid got the breakthrough when Smith edged to the keeper and three overs later a spectacular catch at slip from Nigel Haines gave Norris the wicket of Nawaz.

Junaid produced a late in-swinger to take Colin McCrea’s middle stump with the score on 18-3.

Les Ryan and Ramzan Land staged a mini-recovery with a partnership of 19 for the fourth wicket, before Ryan was caught in the gully.

A last wicket partnership of 33 between Tim Potter and Matt Wilson frustrated Hurley before the visitors were dismissed for 108.

It should have been a stroll for Hurley but their opening batsmen also struggled.

When Ali shuffled across his stumps to Neil Lancum and intercepted the ball with his pads, Hurley were left needing 42 from 28 overs with five wickets in hand.

Mike Cole came and went with five runs still needed and it was left to the veteran paring of Haines and Walton to secure the victory.

LITTLE MARLOW

C McCREA, b Junaid

8

G Smith, c Walton, b Junaid

1

M Nawaz, c Haines, B Norris

4

L Ryan, c Haines, b Pollitt

18

R Land, b Haines

3

D Craker, b Pollitt

22

G Holmes, b Haines

6

N Lancum, b Haines

0

T Potter, b Ahmed

24

M Wilson, not out

3

Extras

19



TOTAL

108

HURLEY 2nds

Y Khan, b Holmes

4

A Ali, lbw, b Lancum

35

F Ahmed, b Holmes

5

A Junaid, b Holmes

15

J Cole, c Smith, b Lancum

0

M Walton, not out

24

T Tasadiq, c Ryan, b Holmes

9

M Cole, c Holmes, b Wildson

4

Extras

12



TOTAL

110



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