Heanor Town CC battle back to beat Swanwick

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A battling 69 from Bradley Sharp helped Heanor Town CC II beat Swanwick at the Town Ground by 41 runs.

Heanor again started well, but wickets soon fell in succession. Mark Fletcher (4) losing his off peg to Hart, Fossy (12 ) followed in the next over before Liam Sloman (1) was then bowled and last weeks’ hero Olly Naylor was trapped LBW with the score at a mere 40-4 in the 11th over.

Bradley Sharp started to find the runs, but partner Paul Fletcher gave away his wicket cheaply being caught with the score at 81-5 from 18 overs.

Heanor’s re-shaped middle order grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck to obtain some respectability with both Brad Sharp and Eddie Barlow causing the bowlers problems.

Runs soon became easier to find Sharp hit plenty of boundaries as well as running well between the wickets with Eddie Barlow.

Sharp reached his maiden senior 50 with a boundary before finally hauling out being caught finishing with a magnificent 69 and the score now on 180-6 in the 37th over.

Eddie Barlow reached his 50 before being bowled for 60 trying to push the scores on in dying overs.

Heanor was eventually was bowled out in the 45th over with 219 runs on the board.

Being spoilt for choice in the bowling department, the young pair of Sloman and Moore opened the bowling.

Liam Sloman picked up his first wicket trapping the opener out LBW in the 9th over and, after some exception fielding, Olly Naylor ran out the other opener with the score at 43-2 after 11 overs.

Runs started to flow for a while with the momentum going in Swanwick’s direction as they reached 108-4 at the half way point.

The Swanwick middle order tried taking the game to Heanor, but it was the Heanor bowlers who took the momentum away from Swanwick picking up three quick wickets to leave the visitors on 155-7 after 34 overs.

Liam Sloman picked up his 3rd wicket of the day (3-26) and, after some short resistance, Heanor finally removed the final wickets as Swanwick were bowled for 178 all out.