Match Report – 3rd XI vs Nelson CC – Cliffe Park – 6th May 2019

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text]This bank holiday Monday, saw Top of the table GHCC third team entertain Nelson.

Unfortunately there is no N. Kennedy this week to please the masses with an in depth match report. So I will keep this much like the man himself. Short and simple.

As is the norm for a bank holiday, it was raining.

The game started on time with Harwood batting. A decent start with J. Houldsworth and Ben (Dropsy Renton) Rogers nullifying the Nelson openers. The rain arrived and shortened the game to a 37 over per side affair.

On a slow pitch every Great Harwood batsman made a contribution with M. Leach and T. Newton the not out batsman on 11 and 1 respectively. Giving a score of 139-6 to defend.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3685″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Game on!


Early wickets from A. Hussain and J. Houldsworth kept the score rate down, further wickets from M. Leach and two in two balls from M. Hamer meant the Harwood were starting to turn the screw.

The Harwood team fielded well with catches being snaffled left right and centre. One from T. Newton, A. Hussain and two from Leach gave the home side a good chance to win it.

An absolute Jaffer from A. Malik pushed the win even closer.

The game came down to the last ball, Nelson needing three to win and GHCC needing one wicket for maximum points. Bowled by A. Hussain, fielded by Malik, in to Dropsy Renton and a run out!!!!

GHCC win the game by 1 run! Get in there!

Well played boys. On to the next one[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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