Cricket: Harlow stand the heat against Epping

Cricket / Thu 22nd Jun 2017 at 11:43am


Harlow Town 182-3 Epping 181 all out

ON an energy sapping afternoon Harlow Town found themselves in the field, Epping winning the toss and electing to Bat, and soon found themselves two wickets down, Jay Pathak inducing edges from Webb and Mithani, first the diving Yates could only parry the ball, but the eager hands of Neil Gladwin at first slip rescued the situation, then Mirani departed, Yates making no mistake this time.

Epping consolidated somewhat with Leo Dolan 38, who turned out to be Epping’s top scorer but with the score on 50 he was cleaned up by Jack Elston. The score progressed to 84, then a mix up saw Miah run out for 7 as Neil Gladwin backing up a wayward throw caught the ball, ran in to remove the bails before the batsmen could make his ground. It looked as though the visitors were doomed for a very low score, but 31 from Patel and 24 from Bagga and 26 wides as the officials deemed any thing fractionally down the leg side wide, saw Epping all out 181 in 48 overs. The home side bowlers shared the wickets Pathak 2-33, Farmer 3-33, Elston 2-29, Ash Alderson 1-18 and Shaun Alderson 1-36.

On a very good batting pitch 181 looked an easy task for the in form Town, but an early setback saw Dan Baldwin depart for 6, Ash Alderson was joined by Joe Holland, taking the score to 45 then Alderson went for 13, but Holland was looking good and when he was joined by Neil Gladwin the two experienced campaigners took total command, Holland showing some delightful stroke play and Gladwin continuing his recent roll as the rock of the side, they took the score to 142 before Holland departed for a classy 76. Gladwin contlnued with Skipper Scott Alderson and the pair took Town to 182-3, Gladwin 56 and Alderson 10 both undefeated, Town winning by 7 wickets in 26 overs.

Town move into second place in Div 3, 11 points behind Leigh on Sea who they beat last week.

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