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Church Times cricket cup: High winds hamper Wakefield’s victory

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17 May 2007

by Helen Saxbee

BAD weather hampered progress in the Church Times Cricket Cup competition this week, as three matches were called off on Monday because of rain

  Despite awful conditions at Bedales on Thursday of last week, however, Wakefield accomplished a convincing win over Durham. Batting and bowling were both difficult against extreme winds.

Durham batted first, and were all out for 135 in 34 overs. Openers Hamson and Wallace did well to make 32 and 41 respectively. Martin took 2 for 13. In reply, Wakefield reached the target in 28 overs, making 137 for 2 after strong performances from Martin, who made 34, Swindells, who posted 45, and Hunt, who opened and stood unbeaten for 36.

Durham 135 all out (Hamson 32, Wallace 41; Martin 2 for 13). Wakefield 137 for 2 (Martin 34, Swindells 45, Hunt 36 not out).

Wakefield won by 8 wickets.

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