20th Jan, 2019

Pair of winning draws boosts Hunningham's mid-season form

CRICKET: HUNNINGHAM enjoyed a pair of winning draws at the weekend to boost chances of survival in each teams respective divisions.

The first XI faced an away task at Old Eds, who lost the toss and were asked to bowl first.

Steady batting throughout the innings meant Hunningham totalled 182/8 from 39 overs.

Phil Blowey (42) and Aman Kalsi (39) provided the main contributions.

A downpour of rain reduced Old Eds innings to 33 overs – and despite an early onslaught they were soon behind the required run rate while losing wickets at regular intervals, finishing on 116/9.

Hunningham were unable to claim the last wicket meaning they had to settle for a draw, but they were boosted by the efforts of Michael Cook (19/3).

2ND XI

The second team hosted Warwick 2nds and were asked to bat first after losing the toss.

Skipper Bird continued his fine form with the bat – hitting 73 from 55 balls.

He was ably assisted by Staniforth (47) and Harrison (64*) to set a challenging target of 234/5 from 45 overs.

Though Warwick started well – hitting 75 before the loss of their first wicket – they quickly started to lose pace and found themselves struggling to keep up with the required run rate.

They closed on 177/8 after tidy bowling from James (35/2), Harrison (28/3), and Bird (43/4) helped Hunningham earn a winning draw.

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