WGC's poor batting show against struggling Abbots

PUBLISHED: 15:28 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 27 October 2009

A POOR batting performance cost WGC 2nds as they could only manage a draw against bottom-of-the-table Abbots Langley. The result sees the Digswell Park club nervously looking over their shoulder in Division Two of the Saracens Herts Cricket League. Simon

A POOR batting performance cost WGC 2nds as they could only manage a draw against bottom-of-the-table Abbots Langley.

The result sees the Digswell Park club nervously looking over their shoulder in Division Two of the Saracens Herts Cricket League.

Simon Bridgewater was the pick of the players as he scalped five wickets for only 27 runs conceded.

Overall there was some fine bowling from the four WGC bowlers used which kept the visiting batsmen in check.

Chris Stainsby took two wickets in 20 overs, while Pat Lynch claimed the same number for only 10 runs conceded.

But the real bowling accolade went to left- arm spinner Bridgewater with his five wicket haul from 20 overs.

Former Watford Town skipper Dave Carlisle with 40 not out held the visitors' innings together.

The away side made 147-9, an achievable target for WGC.

In reply, WGC plodded along at just over two runs an over with only 70 runs coming from the first 30 overs.

The run rate had to be upped to get the remaining 80 or so runs from 17 overs.

WGC could not do it, adding only another 39 runs to draw after making 109-8.

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