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Cricket: All Harlow CC teams lose for second week in a row

Cricket / Mon 27th May 2024 at 02:30pm

IT IS an unusual occurrence for Harlow’s adult sides to all lose on the same day. For it to happen two weeks running is almost unheard of but alas Saturday saw that come to fruition.

In fairness to the First XI they batted very well to post a challenging 237-7 against league leaders Bentley thanks primarily to Abi Farooq (pictured) who made 72, supported by Chris Whitworth (61) and Gull Hassan (41).

Unfortunately, in Phil Coleman Bentley possess the current best batsman in the division and despite an early break through from Joe Riddell Coleman struck an undefeated 124 to ease his side to victory at Harlow’s expense.

The 2nd XI struggled to make 155 away at Hutton with four players all getting out in the 20’s having got established. A fine effort in the field wasn’t quite enough as the home side reached the target 7 wickets down with Sunny Ali (3-39) and Abubaker Rafiq (2-42) doing most of the damage.

The Third XI’s struggles continued as batting on a damp wicket they mustered 122 thanks to George Jessey (33) and Ahsan Syd Ali Kazmi (28). Despite some excellent bowling across the board, but led by George Jessey with 2-15 and Tyler Dobson with 2-30, Harlow were beaten by 4 wickets.

The young Fourth XI bowling attack did superbly to restrict Wickford 3rd XI to just 155 with some outstanding bowling from Jack Sykes (3-16), Sam Robertson 3-11, Emilia Allen 2-10, Oliver Allen 1-4 (in 6 overs!) and Jack Fuller who was wicketless but bowled with great control and economy. 

Brother Ronnie (27) and Jack Fuller (22) top scored with the bat but we fell well short only able to muster 111 all out.

The Fifth XI league game was cancelled by the opposition but at least a friendly too place to give the opportunity for some match practice.

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1 Comment for Cricket: All Harlow CC teams lose for second week in a row:

Brian Aldred
2024-05-27 17:03:12

Erm it interesting! Has the coaching or management changed?

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