Batsmen’s efforts not enough

GOOD knocks from Olly Hemingway and Richard Thompson were not enough to prevent defeat for Lightcliffe seconds.

On a poor day, with a bit of moisture in the wicket, Hanging Heaton put the visitors in to bat.

The early loss of player-chairman Steve Hartley was a blow.

Jacob Waterson (11) and Michael Brooke (22) both nicked off, leaving Thompson to rebuild.

He did so, first with David Knight and then with Hemingway.

Both mixed watchful defence with lusty blows. With support from skipper Gareth Stevens, Richard Tesseyman and Towers the score was given a respectable look. Hemingway top scored with 38.

In reply, the bowlers never really hit a rhythm allowing Hanging Heaton to get a flyer and effectively wrap up the match in the first 15 overs.

Tesseyman soldiered on, but luck deserted him although he grabbed a couple of wickets.

Eventually, the Heaton team got the winning runs to claim a deserved seven wicket success.