Victory just out of reach at Bishops

By Freelancer - August 23 2010
Victory just out of reach at Bishops Marc Symington almost bowled Hartlepool to victory in a match where bowlers enjoyed conditions more than batsmen. A welcome return to form for Chris Fawcett and another good knock from Saman Jayantha paved the way for an exciting finish to the match.

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Chris Fawcett top scored in partnership with Saman Jayantha Warushivithana who passed 1000 runs for the season.  They formed the backbone of the innings on a difficult wicket to help Hartlepool to 188 for 9 after 50 overs

Marc Symington struck early to put Bishops under pressure as the home batting found conditions equally difficult 

Callum Prosser picked up 2 wickets, Saman 1 and 2 run outs (including home professional Gary Pratt run out by debutant Jack Hutchinson).  Despite this Hartlepool were unable to bowl out Bishops but took a creditable 14 points for their efforts.  Bishops collected 8 points.

Bishop Auckland v Hartlepool

Hartlepool 2nds were outclassed by Darlington RAs batting to lose by 9 wickets.  Highlight for Hartlepool was a big partnership between Tom Gavin and Hashim Ahmad after 2 early wickets fell.  Sadly when they both departed in quick succession the remaining batting failed to apply themselves and the innings subsided from 150 for 2 to 175 all out.  Darlington RA openers them put the bowlers to the sword to win at a canter.

2nds v Darlington RA

The 3rds came out second best in a drawn match with Marske but contributed well in an entertaining match.  Only 2 batsmen made scores of note chasing a total in excess of 200.  John Houghton with forty odd and Talay Ahmad with an excellent 88 from a long innings took Hartlepool to 172 for 9 wickets

3rds v Marske