Strollers round off season in style with huge win at Hawridge & Cholesbury
posted: September 22
We happliy managed to conclude a very successful 2019 season in some style this afternoon with a crushing win over Hawridge & Cholesbury, our first against the Buckinghamshire village side.
The win was set up early on with another 50+ opening stand between Gav and Abhik, the latter very unlucky to narrowly miss out on a maiden hundred, holing out on 96 magnificently made runs. With further contributions coming all the way down we closed on an imposing 242 all out on the penultimate ball of our 30 overs (reduced owing to heavy rain delaying the start).
If the oppo had any hopes of mounting a challenge they were snuffed out early as Varun and then Viral (happily returning finally after a long spell recovering from his bad hand injury) bagged a couple of early breakthroughs apiece. The second wave attack did just as well, Gideon bowling beautifully to collect a brace and Viral somehow clung onto an amazing backward catch at cover off Dave to deny Hawridge opener St. John a half century. As the light faded so the oppo's batsmen tumbled and in the end they were cleaned out for just 133 - over a hundred shy of their target.