Sat 20
1st Team
Henley CC - 1st XI
First Team Beaten By League Leaders

First Team Beaten By League Leaders

By James Wheeler
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This week the First Team hosted League leaders Henley who had no hesitation in inserting the First Team in bowling friendly conditions.

Henley opening bowlers, Tom Nugent and Andy Rishton made good use of the seamer friendly conditions, bowling tight lines and moving the ball around. This presented a tough challenge for our top order as we lost wickets at regular intervals, mainly caught behind or in the slips.

The only fluency came from Charlie Macdonell who scored 24 from 41 balls and by lunch the First Team had lost all of their top five wickets.

Resuming after lunch wickets continued to fall as the First Team slowly kept the scoreboard going. Young Sheridon Gumbs showed some resistance as he battled in the last five partnerships of the innings, finishing 20 not out from 90 deliveries, but the First Team were eventually bowled out for 119.

As the day went on, the wicket was becoming better and better to bat on and despite the decent lines bowled by Mo Choudhry and Simon Stanway, Henley chipped away at the modest total. Michael Payne picked up the only two Henley wickets to fall as the visitors reached their target in the 29th over.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 20, Jul 2019




Division 1