DOUBLE WHAMMY AT HAWRIDGE & CHOLESBURY - PART 2
By Eleanor Phillips
Ley Hill 189-8; Hawridge & Cholesbury 193-4
In many respects, this bore a distinct resemblance to the match the day before. Ley Hill won the toss and skipper Paul Green elected to bat. The score was just 5 runs less, the heat was just as unbearable and H&C got the winning runs with overs to spare.
Ley Hill looked to be going well with Jon Lown and Ray McHugh opening, but Lown was forced to retire injured on 17 runs and McHugh had to leave the pitch on 64 runs when he was overcome by an asthma attack. One of the H&C players was forced to leave the field when he was overcome by the extreme heat and humidity as well. The find of the season – Brad Norton (who currently tops the batting averages) – took the crease and managed to score 28 before being caught out and then Ley Hill suffered one of their middle order collapses with the next five batsmen only managing 22 runs between them. Enter Henry Sussum. Thirteen balls later he was bowled by Cath, but in the meantime had managed to score a sparkling and very positive 20 runs including 3 fours. His performance even inspired Green to hang around long enough to score 7 runs! Best of the H&C bowlers was Kevin Stenson with figures of 3 for 15.
H&C got off to a flying start and maintained their momentum throughout their innings, only needing 31 overs to beat the Ley Hill score. Unfortunately they seemed to find very little in the Ley Hill bowling to trouble them. All six batters reached double figures – Cath 54; Drane 36 not out; Lincoln 32; Spurr 31; Halliday 25 and Stenson 10.
A full scorecard for this match can be found if you navigate to “Information – Documents – Score Cards”.