September 28th, 2016

Rain proves a pain

Updated: 9:05 am, May 07, 2015

THE WET weather put paid to much of the action for Harvington Cricket Club at the weekend, including Saturday’s Worcestershire League Division One first team encounter at Redditch.

The Kingfishers had reached a promising 157-4 in the 39th over when the rain brought an end to proceedings.

Redditch’s South African import Francois Mostert was unbeaten on 53, whilst talented Harvington spinner Jayden Lennox had been the pick of the bowlers with 1-8 off ten overs.

Both sides took six points from the abandonment, leaving Harvington eighth ahead of Saturday’s visit of Pershore.

Sunday’s match at Exhall was abandoned.

The only team to play was Harvington 2nds against visitors Bartestree & Lugwardine in Division Three and the opposition did not start well as they were 65-4 at one stage after 18 overs due to some tight bowling by Jack Smout and Tim Smith.

However, due to the league’s new rule for 2nd team cricket where anything down the leg side is a wide, this resulted in an extras total of of 61, leaving Bartestree with 213-9 at the end of their 50 overs.

Harvington started strongly in reply with a first wicket stand of 43 before George Clayton was bowled, before Simon Rickett came in at three and took the game to the opposition, scoring 56 off only 36 balls.

However, just like the previous week, the loss of two wickets sparked a batting collapse, resulting in Harvington getting only 157 and losing the game by 56 runs.

Harvington travel to Claverley on Saturday.

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