Sunday, 12 August 2018

Beresford sparkles in Horspath 2nd's victory

TOM Beresford shone as Horspath 2nd eased to a nine-wicket win by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system at second-bottom Aston Rowant 2nd in Cherwell League Division 2.

Chasing Rowant's 179-9 after the hosts had chosen to bat, Horspath were closing in on the target at 140-1 from 31 overs with Beresford unbeaten on 63 when rain brought an early finish. However, Horspath were comfortably ahead of the run rate to claim maximum points and move up to sixth place. Beresford's runs had come off 91 deliveries, and included a six and nine fours, as he shared an unbroken second-wicket stand of 114 with Jamie Stead (33no).

Earlier, Thad Cooper hit 100 off 135 balls with a six and 14 fours for Rowant, but found only James Reynoldson (32) offering any support as an accurate Horspath attack held the hosts in check. The wickets were shared between Mohson Rana (2-10), James Stacey (2-24), Alfie Turner (2-40), Luke Heritage (1-26), Andy Cummings (1-30) and Ryan Hicks (1-42).

Posted by: Russ