Saturday, 24 July 2021

Whittaker&rsquos knock the highlight as hosts ease to comfortable win

HARPSDEN beat BRITWELL SALOME by 71 runs in a 35 over match on Sunday in a

HARPSDEN beat BRITWELL SALOME by 71 runs in a 35 over match on Sunday in a match where the hosts&rsquo Christian Whittaker&rsquos unbeaten century proved to be the difference between the teams.

On winning the toss hosts Harspden chose to bat first. Ed Andrews injected some early pace into the innings with a couple of drives down the ground before he followed Brown in falling to the bowling of Kurshi. Kurshi and Hussain didn&rsquot allow Harpsden to get away as Will Stevens and Mark Cooper rebuilt the innings.

A mix up between Cooper and Stevens saw the former run out to bring Whittaker to the crease with Harpsden needing to up the rate. Whittaker continued his fine form from his century the previous day and, ably supported by Stevens saw Harpsden to 221-3 at the end of their 35 overs.

The Britwell innings started watchfully in the face of tight bowling from Tom Ham and Ed Birkett, although wickets were hard to come by.

The introduction of youngster Matt Stanley made inroads into the Britwell top order with the key wickets of H Kurshi and Strong amongst Stanley&rsquos three wickets.



HARPSDEN beat BRITWELL SALOME by 71 runs in a 35 over match on Sunday in a match where the hosts&rsquo Christian Whittaker&rsquos unbeaten century proved to be the difference between the teams.

On winning the toss hosts Harspden chose to bat first. Ed Andrews injected some early pace into the innings with a couple of drives down the ground before he followed Brown in falling to the bowling of Kurshi. Kurshi and Hussain didn&rsquot allow Harpsden to get away as Will Stevens and Mark Cooper rebuilt the innings.

A mix up between Cooper and Stevens saw the former run out to bring Whittaker to the crease with Harpsden needing to up the rate. Whittaker continued his fine form from his century the previous day and, ably supported by Stevens saw Harpsden to 221-3 at the end of their 35 overs.

The Britwell innings started watchfully in the face of tight bowling from Tom Ham and Ed Birkett, although wickets were hard to come by.

The introduction of youngster Matt Stanley made inroads into the Britwell top order with the key wickets of H Kurshi and Strong amongst Stanley&rsquos three wickets.



A Kurshi followed up his two wickets with the ball with a counterattacking 43 before falling to a combination of the guile of Ian Whittaker and a fine low catch from Will Stevens in the deep. The final wicket fell to Andrews as Britwell finished on 150 all out, 71 runs short.

HARPSDEN



O Brown, b A Kurshi

4

E Andrews, b Kurshi

21

W Stevens, not out

54

M Cooper, run out

28

C Whittaker, not out

104

Extras

10





TOTAL (3 wkts)

221





BRITWELL SALOME



H Kurshi, b M Stanley

38

N Little, b Birkett

2

S Strong, c & b M Stanley

21

M Ham, b Birkett

4

J Moodie, c J Stanley, b M Stanley

0

A Kurshi, c Stevens, b Whittaker

43

D Coates, lbw, b Stevens

12

Z Hussain, not out

4

AN Other, run out

0

K Ahmed, b Andrews

8

Extras

18





TOTAL

150

Best bowling: M Stanley 3-37.





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