Sunday XI abandoned vs Warlingham

Sunday XI: dank scenes vs Old Freemens
September 4, 2017

Sunday XI abandoned vs Warlingham

Match Abandoned

 

Warlingham: 169-7 (35 overs)

Headley: 93-4 (19.4 overs)

 

Just as last week, the weather gods did not look favourably on Headley Heath, with the game abandoned at around 5:00 after constant drizzle all afternoon. Warlingham batted first, perhaps sensing that something terminal was in the air. The visitors made a brisk start reaching 60-0 from 10 overs sent down by an unlucky Nick Tunnell (0-23) and an off-colour James Midmer (0-33). Steve Barton then (a) arrived and (b( immediately made something happen as the tidy Bashir (34) chipped to Will Vinter at mid-on, who took a good catch. From there Barton (2-16), Neil Sunderland (1-18) and Barney Cowie (3-22) took a stranglehold on the innings with some accurate bowling on a very slow pitch. Some late big-hitting from Morris (47) enabled Warlingham to post 169-7, a competitive total but one Headley were confident of chasing down with a strong batting line-up. Tea was taken to some serious tunes and an emotional singalong to ‘Stand By Me’ but the weather was closing in and Warlingham, to their credit, fielded in filthy conditions for some time. Andy Brooks thumped a quickfire 26 and Faz Ahmed (40*) hit some big sixes and Headley had reached 93-4 by the time the inevitable closed in. Both sides had a beer watching the sideways rain and reflected on the vagaries of cricket in September. Headley will be hoping for better weather next week for the season closer vs Kensington.

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