Old Owens continue to keep a tight grip on top spot in Division One

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 July 2018

Old Owens V Ickleford .


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Old Owens V Ickleford . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Archant

Old Owens continued their push towards the SHCL Division One title with a four-wicket win at home to Ickleford.

Old Owens V Ickleford - Jack Bloxham bowling for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Ickleford - Jack Bloxham bowling for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

They are still 19 points clear of Shenley Village in second with the gap back to third-placed Harpenden with only five games left a whopping 70 points.

Old Owens V Ickleford .


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Ickleford . Picture: Karyn Haddon

They were put into the field after losing the toss and saw Ickleford make a solid if unspectacular start.

Old Owens V Ickleford .


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Ickleford . Picture: Karyn Haddon

But the visitors were stopped in their tracks by the pairing of Chris Whitworth and Robert Sibley.

Old Owens V Ickleford - Jack Bloxham bowling for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Ickleford - Jack Bloxham bowling for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Whitworth finished with 3-32 after terrorising the middle order before Sibley came in with 4-21 to see off the tailenders.

Old Owens V Ickleford .


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Ickleford . Picture: Karyn Haddon

It left Ickleford all out for 166 and Owens very much in the ascendency.

Old Owens V Ickleford - Jack Bloxham bowling for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Ickleford - Jack Bloxham bowling for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

But they were made to work hard for the 30 points, only claiming the win in the final over.

Chris Palmer top-scored on 46 while opener Rhys Carter hit 40 before Ben Christensen and Bradley Lane got the winning runs with five balls left.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists