Cricket: Harlow bounce back with win over Horndon

Cricket / Mon 25th Jun 2018 pm30 03:13pm

Harlow CC Match report Weekend 23th June

Harlow CC 1st XI 257/5 beat Horndon on the Hill 1st XI 256/8

HARLOW batsman finally found some form to beat Horndon on the Hill, a big boost with the local derby match next week against Harlow Town CC on the horizon. Having won the toss Horndon elected to bat.

It took a little while for Harlow to make the break through with 60 runs scored. Nicky Baxter caught and bowled the opener. This then saw a minor collapse from Horndon who then lost a further three wickets to be on 71/4, two wickets for Mitch Howarde and one for Callum Sykes.

Horndon batsman then dug in and Harlow struggled to take more wickets until finally with the score at 150, spinner Jake Messenger broke the partnership taking a wicket LBW.

This still did not halt the Horndon batsman as they still steadily scored runs. Callum Sykes then took two quick wickets to bring score to 229-7. Shortly after Mitch Howarde then took his third wicket to make the score 237/8. A late flurry from tail enders saw Horndon finish on 256/8 from their 50 overs.

Replying Harlow rejigged their batting line-up moving Mitch Howarde to number 2, a decision that paid off for Harlow. They set about the run chase with Howarde picking off any bad balls and dispatching them to the boundary. Harlow moved to 83 before opener Surath Bastola was out for 15.

Harlow continued to score runs before Mitch Howarde was out caught going for another boundary for 67 from 56 balls with 13 fours to his name score 106/2. Harlow batsman still scored quickly and where keeping in front of the run rate. Ryan Jessey went next for 17 followed by Rehman Ahmed 30 with the score at 165/4. It was now hoped the batting would not collapse again and it did not. A 38 for Nicky Baxter from 36 balls left the score at 230/5 with just 27 runs required from about 10 overs remaining. Soulat Ali with 50 not out and Muhammad Naeem 10 not out saw Harlow to a well deserved win with over 6 overs to spare.

Old Southendians and Southchurch 2nd XI 174 all out lost to Harlow 2nd XI 176/2

Harlow 2nd XI had a comfortable win at the seaside. Old Souths having won the toss elected to bat. They started slowly and then a great spell of bowling from Joe Riddell quickly reduced them from 23 to 32/4 taking all four wickets, finished with figures of 4/25. They then settle and moved to 77 before another wicket fell to Zabi Hakimi. From then on wickets fell at a steady interval spread amongst bowler. Reece Galvin taking 2/35, Max Baulcomb 2/11 and Waheed Azam 1/23.
Chasing 174 Harlow chased the score down in 32.4 overs for loss of just two wickets. Openers Zabi Hakimi scored 51 and Syed Mugheees Hassan 36, this was supported by Ben Yeats 29 not out and John Perry 28 not out.

Chelmsford 3rd XI 224/3 lost to Harlow 3rd XI 233/6

Harlow 3rd XI also won too continue the good day for Harlow CC. Put into bat by Chelmsford Harlow scored steadily through out their 45 overs with all players getting some runs. Put on 49 before the wicket of Dipendra Basnet went for 28, followed by Rob Coldwell for 35 with score 69/2. Wickets fell steadily but with runs being scored 31 for Ilhan Mustafa, 33 for Asad Aleem Baig and 72 not out for Amir Farooq Harlow finished on 233/6.
Chasing just over 5 an over Chelmsford started well putting on 114 before they lost their first wicket, bowled Amir Farooq this was followed straight away another wicket for Amir Farooq 114/2. Chelmsford did not lose another wicket until score was at 210/3 taken by Faisal Javed. Not scoring quick enough Chelmsford finished on 224/3.

Harlow 4th XI 104 all out lost to Orsett & Thurrock 3rd XI 168 all out.

Harlow 4th XI suffered a defeat to Orsett. Having won the toss they elected to field and bowled out Orsett for 168. Pick of bowler was captain Mashood Iqbal 3/28, Ali Zahid 2/32 and Arshad Muhammed 2/18. Harlow batsman collapsed to be bowled out for just 104 in 21.3 overs. Off the 104 runs 35 were extras to sum up poor batting display.

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