Heanor 2’s end with loss

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HEANOR Town CC second XI made the short trip to Charles Hill for their final game of the season to face Marehay 3rd XI.

Marehay won the toss and chose to bat without hesitation in a match that meant little to two mid table teams.

Heanor broke through early Andy Mann catching young opener Buxton for 5 off his own bowling.

This was to be Heanors only success for some time as Bromley and Selby put on 137 for the second wicket, both became victim to Stephen Halfords off spin, Bromley for 71 and Selby 78, both victims of the seven LBW decisions of the day.

Skipper Steve Morley removed the middle order in taking 3-15 from 10 but runs flowed steadily throughout the innings which closed on 216 for 8.

In reply Heanor got off to the worst possible start Paul Barlow 5, Mark Prance 0 and Maurice Edwards 7 all adjudged LBW leaving them at 17-3.

With the top three back in the shed 216 looked a mighty long way away.

Chris Moore made a good 41 before being last man out, youngsters Farren Packard 14 and Liam Sloman 15 played some nice strokes but in truth the innings capitulated to 100 all out in the face of ordinary bowling.

Heanor finished a difficult season in seventh place. The influx of youngsters in the side shows future promise though.