With the 1st XI out of action, focus of attention switched to The Green and the 2nd XI who were denied a probable victory by the weather.
Batting first, the hosts posted a very competitive total of 171 for 8 off their 40 overs. They did so having recovered from 98 for 6 and with the innings in the balance despite a typically well-constructed half century from Ashley Rayner. However, his 52 was added to by a trio of Willoughby’s young contingent as Callum Hanks (23) and Dan Farrow (15) put on a half century partnership ahead of Jake Quinney providing a late cameo of 17 of 11 balls. Roly Berry was the best of the Woodford attack with 3 for 20.
With a big total to chase and drizzle in the air, the visitors were somewhat reluctant to take to the crease after tea, but after a delay just short of an hour and an amended target of 108 off 24 overs set, play did resume. That was until 12 overs in and with the score on 46 for 2 when more light rain arrived and saw the match abandoned and points shared.
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Woodford Halse CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI batting
5w, 10b, 10lb
for 8 wickets 40 overs
Woodford Halse CC - 1st XI batting
for 2 wickets 12 overs
Willoughby CC - 2nd XI bowling
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