First Team Humbled At Henley
By James Wheeler
Having won the toss Henley had no hesitation in inserting our First Team on a fresh green top wicket. Berkshire’s open bowler Tom Nugent bowled an excellent opening spell of seven overs and conceding only seven runs. This very much set the tone of for o
Henley's early breakthrough came in the fifth over when Charlie Macdonell was bowled for 1 by Nugent. The second partnership went one better adding nine before AJ Woodland was caught behind immediately after playing the shot of the innings. Michael Payne joined Steve Clark but was soon ran out after the pair put on 24, the joint highest partnership of the innings. The other was between Sanjoy Bassi and Andy Harris with Bassi top scoring with 19 and Harris second best with 16.
We were finally bowled out for 109 in 38.2 overs. It’s obviously clear that as a team, we need to spend more time at the crease.
In pursuit of the modest score of 110 for victory, Henley got off to a flier as in total contrast to our innings, with our economy rate averaging 8.6 runs per over. There was one consolation wicket, Roberts caught behind by Shelvin Gumbs off the bowling of Woodland as Henley reached their target one down in the 14th over.