Cricket: Harlow amass record score in victory

Lifestyle / Sat 26th Jul 2014 at 07:37am

HTCC 1’s lost the toss again and were asked to bat with the visitors Basildon & Pistea CC hoping to take advantage of a drying wicket, however, what followed can only be described as carnage and has people searching through the archives to see which records had been broken.

Shiraz Ali (11) and Ashley Alderson (45) resisted the early movement putting on 40 for the first wicket. The visitors keeper Jon Bonnett took an early blow to his thumb and was swiftly taken to hospital for a check up as Joe Holland (18) helped build the platform for a stunning middle order onslaught. Joe fell with the score on 82 and was soon followed by Ashley with the score on 113. Ramya Upadhyay (80) and Neil Gladwin (108 from 70 balls) took the initiative from the visitors putting on a partnership of 186. Both batsmen were in destructive mood leaving the opposition wilting in the hot and humid conditions before a final blast from Tom Price (46 from 20 balls) put the seal on an impressive 50 overs for the Town who reached a huge 362 for 7 from their 50 overs.

THE visitors dragged themselves off the pitch clearly in need of the tea break. Unfortunately for them the rest of the day did not go any better as wickets tumbled at regular intervals. The in form Mohammed Hassan Ali (3 for 15) picked up 3 wickets as did Dan Farmer (3 for 31) whilst Ramya picked up 2 and Shaun Alderson the remaining wicket. J Bonnett was unable to bat due to his injury, we wish him a speedy recovery, and the visitors were bowled out for 116 in 26.1 overs.

We believe this to be the highest league score recorded by the club and probably the highest winning margin for a league game of 246 runs. With the season now just over half way through the 1st XI remain top and face Stanford-Le-Hope next week in a crucial game for both sides.

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