Joe Keeps on scoring!
Stratford Wesleyans 117-9 beat Harlow 70-8 by 37 runs A SOLID all round bowling performance helped Stratford Wesleyans to victory over Harlow in this 40-over affair. Batting first, Wesleyans found themselves on 56-3 with half of their allotted overs gone.
Stratford Wesleyans 117-9 beat Harlow 70-8 by 37 runs
A SOLID all round bowling performance helped Stratford Wesleyans to victory over Harlow in this 40-over affair.
Batting first, Wesleyans found themselves on 56-3 with half of their allotted overs gone. The remaining 20 overs only yielded another 51 runs with Joe Keep top-scoring on 20.
Chris Walsh, Richard Cockley and Colin Vaughan all made starts, hitting 15 runs, but Stratford felt they were some 60 runs short, on what was a dream batting track, ending on 117-9 declared.
Harlow's reply fared no better. With a small total to defend Wesleyans kept their bowling tight and straight.
Hugh McGuire 3-10, Joe Keep 2-3 and Tony Keep 0-8 made sure it was not going to be easy for them.
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Wickets tumbled as the home side desperately tried to put runs on the board. Well behind the run- rate, it was left to part-time bowler Tony Bowers to put an end to any hopes Harlow had when he bowled Patterson for 11.
Only Calver (15) and Marshall (13) made runs in their total of 70-8.
Holt Whites 149 beat Stratford Wesleyans 131 by 18 runs
FOUR wickets from Hugh McGuire could not prevent defeat against Holt Whites.
Wesleyans put the visitors into bat and kept the runs down to a minimum as wickets fell.
Tight bowling from Tony Keep (2-22) and Hugh McGuire (4-38) left Holts on 92-9.
Stratford must have thought they had the game under control, but a 10th wicket stand of 57 gave the away side a defendable total of 149.
Wesleyans started badly, losing early wickets and never recovered until Adam Kinnard started to hit out with 41, but he ran out of partners as the home side went down by 18 runs.