Over 50s draw in cricket week
CRICKET: BOTH Hargreaves Two Counties Over-50 sides recorded draws against Maldon seniors during the Essex club's cricket week.
BOTH Hargreaves Two Counties Over-50 sides recorded draws against Maldon seniors during the Essex club's cricket week.
One game was played at Draper's Farm for the John Ellis memorial trophy – which, following the result will be shared between the two sides – and the other was at the Promenade.
There were centuries on both grounds. John Stuck hit an unbeaten 151 at Draper's and Maldon's Simon Rudd hitting 127 at the Promenade.
Only a last-wicket partnership of 48 between Colin Philpott and John Hill saved Maldon seniors from defeat at Draper's as the home side hung on for a draw.
Hargreaves Two Counties Over-50s 265 for 4 (Stuck 151 n.o., Penny 55). Maldon Seniors 184 for 9 (C Elliott 46, Philpott 25 n.o., Stonehouse 4 for 34, Dale 3 for 31). Match drawn.
Maldon Seniors 247 for 7 (Rudd 127, Dave Richardson 38 n.o., Turley 3 for 53, Mitchell 2 for 29). Hargreaves Two Counties Over-50s 187 for 8 (Quennell 49, Claireaux 39, Cummins 4 for 47, Brooks 2 for 48). Match drawn.