Old Owens downed by rampant Letchworth

PUBLISHED: 12:15 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:46 18 June 2019

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Old Owens are still looking for their first win of the season after slipping to a seven-wicket loss at home to Letchworth Garden City in the SHCL Championship.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Batting first after losing the toss, Owens struggled from the get-go, losing Rhys Carter for just one run and seeing the next four wickets fall before the total had reached 50.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Only Chris Whitworth (17) reached double figures from the opening six batsmen and a three-figure total looked a tough ask.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Bradley Lane batting for Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

But the tail wagged ever so slightly, especially Brad Lane and Usama Mir.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Robert Sibley batting for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Robert Sibley batting for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Lane stuck around to the bitter end, finishing unbeaten on 34 having faced 60 deliveries.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Jack Bloxham batting for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Jack Bloxham batting for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Mir meanwhile got to 21 from just 27 balls as they tried to accelerate the scoring.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Robert Sibley batting for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Robert Sibley batting for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

They finished all out for 114 though inside 47 overs and try as they might that was not a defendable amount.

Old Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Robert Sibley batting for the Old Owens.


Picture: Karyn HaddonOld Owens V Letchworth Garden City - Robert Sibley batting for the Old Owens. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Mir managed 3-61 but they were the only wickets the hosts were able to gather with William Aitkenhead finishing on 53 not out for Letchworth.

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