The fight continues for Welwyn Garden City as rain wins the day

PUBLISHED: 16:21 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:22 06 August 2013

Jamie Hewitt bats for WGC

Jamie Hewitt bats for WGC

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WELWYN’S Garden City’s fight against relegation was hit by the weather on Saturday as their clash with local rivals Harpenden was abandoned.

Batting first WGC compiled a competitive 229. However it could have been more as most of the top batsmen made a start but did not manage to convert into a big score.

Jamie Hewitt (38), Gavin Baker (37) and Jamie Southgate (38) all looked good before being dismissed.

However the side has strength in depth and with Andy Nolan (30) and Ray Hodge at 11 scoring 20, they reached a decent enough total.

Welwyn Garden City old boy Ben Frazer finished with bowling figures of 5-77.

It then rained and ruined the contest as Harpenden had only 28 overs to reach their target.

They made a good fist of getting some points on the board but despite an opening burst by county players Frazer and Will Jones they could only get to 112-2 and the game was a tame draw.

The next few weeks see Welwyn Garden City play four of the bottom sides in must win matches in HCPCL Division One.


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